Kidnapped army officer disarms kidnappers, rescues self, others


A Nigerian Army officer, Captain J.O. Abalaka (N/15198) has regained freedom after he reportedly successfully disarmed a member of the kidnap gang that abducted him in Kogi State.

Abalaka was abducted last week on the Ekpoma/Okene/Lokoja highway.

He was said to be driving in his Toyota Corolla with registration number LSR 22 AJ along with his dog, when the gunmen waylaid and abducted him.

The army officer was reporting to his new unit at the operational headquarters of the Maiduguri Command in Borno State from 29 Battalion, Port Harcourt.

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Other travellers were also abducted by the gunmen.

Displaying rare boldness and bravery, the military sources said that the Army captain attacked the gang of kidnappers and disarmed one of them who had an AK-47.

He subsequently engaged the other kidnap gang members and set other victims free, along with his dog.

According to Sahara Reporters, Captain Abalaka also recovered one locally fabricated Barretta pistol, one magazine and 5× 9mm ammunition.

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