10 persons abducted from the staff quarters of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Kaduna state, have been rescued by troops after spending 11 days in captivity.
Those rescued have been identified as Ilori Sunday, Celestina Sunday, Beauty Oshaibie Sunday, Miracle Sunday, Marvelous Sunday, Destiny Sunday, Samuel Sunday, Deborah Sunday, Badiyatu Abdullahi Gambo and Bilkisu Gambo.
Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan who confirmed their release on Wednesday March 17, said precise details of the rescue location cannot be provided at this time due to operational expediency.
“This briefing has been called to provide an update on emerging developments following the kidnapping of 10 citizens from the Kaduna Airport staff quarters, Ifira, Igabi local government area.
“The Kaduna state government can confirm that troops of the Nigerian army have today, Wednesday 17th March 2021, rescued the 10 victims who were kidnapped from the Kaduna Airport staff quarters, Ifira, Igabi local government area.”
The 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, who were abducted by bandits are however still in captivity.