Troops of section 1, Operation Haderin Daji, on Friday, rescued the former Provost of the Federal College of Education Technical, FCET, Gusau, Dr. Hassan Abubakar Augie and his son who were abducted in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.
It was gathered from a credible source that the troops deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Mada in Gusau while on routine patrol along Shemori-Yandoto road at Marke general area encountered an unspecified number of armed terrorists and engaged them in a fire for fire.
According to the source, this resulted in the rescue of the abductees.
The source said that the troops engaged the terrorists in a gunbattle for several hours, forcing the bandits to flee into the forest.
“However, the OPHD troops immediately pursued the terrorists into the forest which forced them to abandon the two abductees who were rescued from the criminal elements unhurt. They also recovered two operational motorcycles of the fleeing bandits”, the source added.
In an interview, Augie and his son said they were abducted from their residence in Gusau, the State capital, and taken into the forest.
The victims have been reunited with their family amidst jubilation.