The Nigeria Airforce special forces have rescued some Chinese citizens from the den of kidnappers.
The foreigners were rescued on Saturday, December 17, 2022, by military under the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
The rescued Chinese victims are believed to have been kidnapped in June 2022 by terrorists while working on a mining site in Ajata-Aboki, Gurmana Ward of Shiroro Local Government, Niger State.
The Combat Search and Rescue operation, which consisted of 35 Special Forces was conducted in the cover of night at Kanfani Doka and Gwaska general Areas leading to the terrorists abandoning their enclaves, and weapons and kidnapped Chinese victims while fleeing for their lives due to the superior firepower of the special forces.
After the successful operations, the 7 Chinese victims were flown to the 271 NAF Detachment Medical Centre for evaluation were 2 of the victims were stabilized. Subsequently, the 7 victims were flown to the NAF Base Medical Hospital, Kaduna for further medical investigations.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has since congratulated the Commander of the 271 NAF Detachment, Birnin Gwari, and his men for their continued determination and commitment, even in the face of danger, as they make an inroad into the final fringes of terrorists’ enclaves in Kaduna State and the Northwest in general.
According to the CAS, ‘I am very proud of what our Special Forces in Birnin Gwari and elsewhere have continued to achieve. I remain confident that we will soon free all areas of terrorists and their activities.’
Air Marshal Amao also urged Nigerians to continue to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies by providing useful information that will lead to the assistance of criminal elements and those supporting them.
See the video of the freed Chinese national below:
In the early hours of today, 17 Dec 2022, a team of @NigAirForce Special Forces (SF) personnel from 271 NAF Detachment, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State successfully carried out a rescue operation, freeing 7 Chinese nationals kidnapped months ago from a mining site in Niger State. pic.twitter.com/xOP9iaFWeV— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) December 17, 2022
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