The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says its Special Forces on night patrol on August 6,
2023, near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state, rescued 7 kidnapped victims comprising 6
females and a male.
A statement by NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the
female victims on interrogation disclosed that they were kidnapped from Paikoro in
Niger state, while the male victim was picked up against his will from Rijau in Niger
According to the statement, on sighting the troops, the terrorists abandoned their
victims and fled into a nearby forest.
The NAF says the victims have been taken to “NAF Medical facility at Birnin Gwari for
review and subsequently released, however, the male victim is still being observed.