Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in Plateau have rescued a student who was abducted in the state.
The victim — Kelvin Eze — a student of King’s College, Gana Ropp, Barkin Ladi LGA, was kidnapped on April 29.
Ibrahim Shittu, media officer of the taskforce, in a statement on Sunday, said Eze was rescued by the soldiers on Saturday at about 8:35pm.
Shittu, who didn’t disclose where the victim was rescued, said he was rescued unhurt and without ransom.
He explained that the feat was achieved through intense and sustained search and rescue operations carried out by the troops.
“Our troops on Saturday, May 1, at about 08:35 p.m. rescued Mr. Kelvin Eze, the student of Kings College, Gana Ropp in Barkin-Ladi, who was kidnapped by bandits on April 29,” the statement said.
“This was achieved through the sustained search and rescue operation by the troops, and without payment of ransom the student was rescued.
“The rescued student who is hale and hearty has since been reunited with other students in the college.
“The timely intervention of security personnel forced the bandits to abandon the other abductees as well.”
He assured that the troops would continue to work to ensure the safety of lives and property and towards entrenching lasting peace across its joint areas of operation.
He called on the residents of the state to support and cooperate with the taskforce by providing useful information that would stem the tide of insecurity in the state.