Troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Hadarin Daji have thwarted an attempt to abduct 10 people in Tsafe town of Zamfara on Tuesday.

The Information Officer to the Operation, Lt. Suleiman Omale, in a statement issued in Gusau on Wednesday, said the troops responded to a distress call and were able to overpower the abductors.

“Responding swiftly to a distress call on the night of March 12, 2024, OPHD troops engaged in a fierce gun duel with the bandits upon arrival in Tsafe town.

“Through aggressive tactics and unwavering determination, the troops overpowered the bandits forcing them to flee with gunshot wounds through a rocky bush, abandoning the kidnapped victims.

“During subsequent mop-up patrols in the area, the resilient troops intercepted and successfully rescued all the 10 victims and reunited them with their families,” Omale explained.

He said that the General Officer Commanding 8 Division of the Nigerian Army Sokoto, Gen. Godwin Matkut, appreciated the troops for their gallant performance, doggedness, brevity, and professionalism.


Matkut urged the troops to maintain the momentum in the pursuit of restoring peace and security in the region.

The Nigerian Army killed three terrorists during a raid on Sambisa forest in Borno State.

The troops equally destroyed terrorist hideouts in the forest.

Sambisa forest was earmarked by the colonial government as a game reserve but it has become the stronghold of both Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West Africa Province terrorists.

Despite several clearance operations carried out by the military in the forest, the terrorists still operate from there.



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