Nigeria Army counteracts terrorists in Zamfara, Sokoto

Martha Obi, Abuja

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Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI have neutralised scores of terrorists during operations in Zamfara and Sokoto.

The operation followed credible intelligence reports that armed bandits rustled unconfirmed number of cows around Daki Takwas and Tashar Kuturu in Anka and Talata Mafara local government areas of Zamfara State, northern Nigeria.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said “troops were tactically deployed to the scene, and contact was made with the armed bandits.”

Enenche noted that the determined troops overwhelmed the recalcitrant bandits with superior fire. During the encounter, scores were neutralised while others escaped with gun shot wounds.

He said “troops successfully recovered 302 rustled cows and 412 sheeps. Equally, one empty magazine and five mobile phones were recovered. Efforts are ongoing to hand over the rustled animals to the owners.”

In another development, troops rescued 3 kidnapped victims in Isa LGA of Sokoto State.

According to Enenche, two other kidnapped victims were rescued by own troops at Yayi village in Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State.

Enenche said the victims on interrogation stated that they were kidnapped on 1 June 2020. All the victims have been handed over to the Sokoto State Government.

While on patrol, troops arrested 5 members of Yan Sakai group and a gun fabricator along Maga- Kyabu-Tadurga village road.

Items recovered include one motorcycle, 10 Dane guns, one catapult and one knife. Others were one saw,16 plugs, one axe and 3 mobile phones.0

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