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Army kills bandits, rescues eight kidnap victims in Zamfara

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The troops of the Nigerian Army deployed for the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI have neutralised scores of bandits and rescued eight kidnapped victims in its areas of responsibility in Zamfara state.

This was contained in a press release signed by the Information Officer of Operation Hadarin Daji, Lieutenant Colonel Suleiman Omale, and made available to newsmen in Gusau.

Omale said troops engaged the terrorists in heavy gun duel which due to superior fighting power the bad elements fled in disarray and abandoned their captors.

He said during the encounter, the troops neutralised scores of bandits and rescued eight kidnapped victims unhurt.

“The Gallant troops who neutralized scores of the terrorists have destroyed the terrorists’ enclaves and dominated the area with aggressive and confidence-building patrol within the general area,” Omale.

He maintained that all the rescued victims were handed over to the appropriate authorities to reunite them with their respective families.

The Commander of the Joint Task Force, who is also the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Godwin Mutkut, commended the efforts of the troops for their continued doggedness and resilience to restore normalcy in the Northwest.