July 20, 2024

July 20, 2024

Troops Foil Bandits Attack, Rescue Two Kidnapped Victims

Troops of Joint Task Force Northwest of Operation Haderin Daji, OPHD, on February 29, executed a rescue mission, rescued two kidnap victims and neutralized a bandit in Zamfara State.

This was disclosed by, Lieutenant Omale Suleiman, the information officer of Operation Hadarin Daji.

He said that the operation was conducted by the courageous efforts of the troops at the forward operating Base (FOB) OPHD Dan-Marke.

Omale further explained that the operation, prompted by intelligence reports of bandits’ movements near Kairu village, involved a swift response, resulting in a prolonged gun battle forcing the bandits to retreat with injuries.

“One bandit was neutralized, and an operational motorcycle was recovered.

“The troops responded to a distress call in Unguwar Sarkin Musulmi village which resulted to the rescue of a driver and passenger, giving security to the axis

“In another operation in Katsina State’s Batsari general area, OPHD troops engaged bandits, neutralizing two and recovering an operational motorcycle, prompting others to flee into the forest,” he said.

According to him, Major General Godwin Mutkut, the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, commended the troops’ gallant performance, urging them to sustain the momentum until peace was fully restored in the Northwest.

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