Nigerian troops
Nigerian troops

Two people were killed when security forces responded to a call to rescue nine travelers in northern Nigeria, an official confirmed on Monday.

The travelers were kidnapped on Sunday from their 18-seater bus along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, said Samuel Aruwan, a commissioner for internal security and home affairs in Kaduna state.

The driver and one passenger were shot dead by the kidnappers during a gunfight with troops in the Akilubu-Gidan Busa area of Kaduna, he said.

Aruwan said the troops will continue to work hard to improve security along the highway.

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