• Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

Operation Hadarin Daji Troops Rescue 9 Kidnapped Victims, Recovers Arms

The rescued victims

In an early hours of today (2am), operation by the troops of Forward Operating Base (FOB) Danmarke, Bukkuyum LGA acting on credible information on armed Bandits movement has neutralized 10, rescued all the kidnap victims and recovered arms and ammunition.

Some of the kidnap victims were from Sokoto state, being taking through Gadar Zaima village in Zamfara state.

Our correspondent at the 1 Brigade Nigerian Army Headquarters, Gusau reports that the troops who immediately mobilized for an offensive ambush operation within the village, made contact with the armed bandits in a high volume of fire exchange that lasted for hours.

Due to the troop’s firepower superiority which forced the Bandits to abandon the kidnapped victims and withdraw in disarray.

During the firefight, 10 bandits were neutralized while unconfirmed numbers of them fled with gunshot wounds and several others drowned in a swampy river in an attempt to escape from the troops.

Consequently, after the encounter, 6 AK 47 Rifles, 1PKT Machine Gun and 5 Magazines were recovered.

Other items recovered includes 20 rounds of 7.62MM Special ammunition, 3 Mobile phones, 2 Solar Panels, 1 sewing machine and Sum of Two million, four hundred and ten thousand Naira cash (N2,410,000.00) were recovered from the Bandits.

All the 9 Kidnap victims rescued were from Sokoto state but unfortunately, 1 female among the victim was killed by the Bandits during the firefight.

One of the suspected Bandits

However, the troops captured two (2) of the Bandits alive.

All the rescued victims were handed over to the appropriate authority to reunite them with their respective families.

Abdulrazak Kaura