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  • News - North West - Zamfara
  • Updated: April 23, 2024

Troops eliminate terrorists, rescue kidnap victims in Zamfara, Katsina

Troops eliminate terrorists, rescue kidnap victims in Zamfar

Troops of the Nigerian Army have conducted successful operations in Zamfara and Katsina states, resulting in the elimination of two terrorists and the rescue of five kidnap victims.

According to the Nigerian Army's official announcement, troops deployed in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State responded to a distress call regarding an attack on farmers by terrorists along Gidan Shaho Road.

Upon sighting the troops, the terrorists fled, leaving behind the kidnapped victims. The rescued individuals, who had sustained gunshot wounds, were promptly evacuated to the General Hospital for medical treatment.

Additionally, in another operation, troops responded to a kidnapping incident along Road Fangaltama-Mayanchi in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. They engaged the fleeing criminals in a firefight, resulting in the death of two kidnappers.

Five commuters were similarly rescued and two AK-47 rifles, 8 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition and two mobile phones were recovered from the terrorists.

In another joint clearance operation with the Kastina State Civilian Joint Task Force, troops successfully cleared suspected terrorists’ hideouts at Shawu, Dugun Fakwu, and Tafki Villages in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

One fabricated gun and other dangerous weapons were recovered by the troops during the operation.

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