The Praiseworthy Rescue Of General Christopher Datong From The Kidnappers' Den By The Military Forces
Before the coming of terrorism and banditry, the NigerIan Army used to be highly regarded. But the incidents of these twin evils that have been militating against the country and her populace have been issues of concern. Although, terrorists and bandits are reportedly being sponsored by some persons with proofs of the arrests and jailing of some of them in far away UAE, and hundreds of others who are allegedly in the custody of the federal government where they are awaiting trials, the NigerIan Military have always done their best.
The federal government of Nigeria and governments of affected states in the north have been trying to end the activities of bandits that have made life difficult for innocent Nigerians. Photo credit: Vanguard Bandits have made life difficult for vulnerable people in the northwest since they started their offensive campaigns.
The name Stanley Enekwe will forever be fresh in the minds of those that fought the civil war. Stanley was a former Biafran Soldier who was killed by firing squad for armed robbery. This event took place on April 1973, he was arrested by the then Government of Yakubu Gowon.
The Nigerian Army has rescued Major C.L. Datong, after he was abducted by unknown gunmen who broke into the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, in Kaduna, last month. It was gathered that two officers were allegedly killed in the attack which happened on August 24.
Nigerians are extremely happy following the success recorded by the Nigerian Army to rescue Major Christopher Datong who was abducted few weeks ago by bandits at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna. It would be recalled that blood-sucking bandits had on August 24, 2021 attacked the military formations based in Kaduna.
The nation has so far witnessed a huge level of insecurity, mainly in the northern part of Nigeria, and this has created widespread attention from all Nigerians. Despite this increasing rate of insecurity ravaging the nation, the Nigerian Army have continued to prove their resolute spirit and their readiness to fight this menace.
It was reported some weeks back that armed bandits invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy, in Kaduna State and killed some military officers and kidnapped Major Christopher Datong. Based on that, it was reported today that the kidnapped military officer, Major Datong was rescued by the Nigerian Army, after 25 days in captivity.
According to the news that was published by Leadership Newspaper, it was made known that the Nigerian Army, yesterday, has narrated how they rescued Major Christopher Datong from the hands of the armed bandits who abducted him at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State. According to what the Deputy Director for Army Public Relations at 1 Division, Nigerian Army Kaduna, Colonel Ezindu Idimah said, he made it known that the agency, in joint operations with Air Task Force, The Department of State Services and other security agencies, carried out some silent operations in Afaka General area before the Major was eventually rescued.
According to a report from Daily Post, Major CL Datong, who was kidnapped by bandits during an attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State last month, has been released. Gunmen suspected of being bandits broke into Nigeria's top military school, killing officers and kidnapping Major CL Datong on August 24.
The rescue of Major Christopher Datong by the Nigerian Army came to many Nigerians with huge relief after he was held captive by his abductors for 25 days. Recall that bandits had invaded the military training institution in Kaduna, where two officers died and one other sustained injury.
In the month of August, bandits attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna State, killed two (2) officers during the operation and abducted Major Christopher Datong who was once rumored to have been killed by the bandits, but the news of his death was debunked by reputable news media.
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Major Abducted At NDA Finally Regains Freedom Photo Credit: Daily Trust Major CL Datong, who was abducted when bandits broke into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, last month, has regained freedom. Two senior officers were gunned down in the incident which happened on August 24, 2021.
Nigerian Army Major Christopher Datong who was kidnapped by the bandits from the Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) last month has been freed. Recall that some bandits broke into the Nigerian military school, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State on the 24th of August 2021, killed and abducted Major Christopher Datong.
The Nigerian soldiers have successfully carried out a rescue operation of Major CL Datong who was kidnapped by bandits last month in the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). Major CL Datong was taken away by bandits who invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy killing two lieutenants in the process and abducted a major identified as Major CL Datong.
Troops of the Nigerian (NA) Army have been commended for the successes so far recorded in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the country. The Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume gave the commendation when he led members of the Senate Committee on Army on a working visit to the Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.
The Nigerian army has rescued Major CL Datong, who was abducted at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State sometime late last month. Sometimes last month, the security of Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State was breached with bandits gaining access into the military school. During the attack, Flight Lieutenant Okoronkwo and Lieutenant Commander Wulah were killed While Major CL Datong was kidnapped alive.
Major Christopher Datong, who was kidnapped by bandits from the NDA in Kaduna state, in August, 2021 has been rescued, the Nigerian army says. His rescue led to the death of some bandits and the destruction of their camps in Afaka- Birnin Gwari areas of the state.
Troops of combined Security Agencies comprising of the Nigerian Army, Airforce and others have rescued Maj. Christopher Datong, who was abducted at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, on the 24th of August, 2021. This was confirmed by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah.
The Nigerian Army(NA) has expressed its readiness for effective collaboration with her Indian counterpart on capacity development. The bilateral collaboration would be in the areas of military training, health, technology among others. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya made this known when he received in audience, a delegation from Defence Scoping of India at Army Headquarters, today Thursday 16, 2021.
Nigerians will have a to smile in the midst of insecurity in the country. The abducted Major CL Datong has been rescued. The military officer who was abducted some time ago when bandits broke into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on August 24. The news of the recue was announced by deputy director Army Public Relations 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Colonel Ezindu on Friday night 17 September,2021.