Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Thunder Strike on Friday killed one suspected bandit and rescued three farmers along the Abuja- Kaduna Highway during an operation.
The men were abducted from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village along the expressway.
Colonel Ezindu Idimah, Deputy Director Army Public Relations of One Division Nigerian Army in Kaduna State, said the rescue operation followed credible information.
He adds that using the information, the troops raided the hideout of the kidnappers inside the bush where they held the farmers and engaged them in a gun battle.
Following the supreme gunpower of the troops, the bandits fled leaving behind their victims.
The rescued farmers have been reunited with their families while One AK 47 rifle with two 7.62 special ammunition were recovered from the bandits.