Troops rescue herders from attack in Zangon Kataf



Troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) reported that two were rescued from an in Mabuhu village of area.

According to the report, the – Zakariya Ahmadu and Abubakar Kofar – were attacked while grazing their cattle in the village.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan disclosed this statement .

He said the troops in conjunction with the Special Forces of the Nigerian Air Force, responded to a distress call and rescued both with their 200 cattle, handing them to their employer, one Alhaji Alhamdu. No harm came to the or cattle.

Similarly, troops of Operation Safe Haven responded to a distress call relaying information of a kidnap operation along the Gidan Waya-Jagindi road, Jema’a area.

The troops rescued one Ibrahim Tafida from the scene, after armed bandits had opened fire on his vehicle, forcing it to a stop bid to kidnap the occupant. The bandits, who abandoned their mission and fled as they sighted the approaching troops, are currently being trailed.

On a sad note, he said, troops discovered the dead body of one Jafaru Isah in the bushes beside a river in Farin Hawan village, Jema’a area.

The troops mobilized to the area following a tip-off and found the decomposing body which was handed to the family of the deceased for burial. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Acknowledging the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted with sadness the discovery of the corpse in Jema’a LGA, and sent condolences to the family of the deceased, as he prayed for the repose of his soul.

The Governor thanked the troops for the timely rescue of the citizen in Jema’a LGA, and the herders in LGA, Aruwan said.