Nigerian troops kill 10 terrorists in Zamfara, Katsina

Troops of military joint taskforce, Operation Haderin Daji (OPHD), have killed about 10 terrorists in Katsina and Zamfara states.

A statement issued by OPHD’s spokesman, Captain Ibrahim Yahaya, said the feat was achieved in recent dry season clearance operations led by the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Godwin Mutkut.

The statement said, “Notably, on the 3rd January 2024, the combined troops of the OPHD conducted an offensive operation in identified terrorists’ enclaves at Batsari and Safana Local Government Areas of Katsina State, neutralized 10 of the terrorists while others fled with gunshot wounds.

“The troops also recovered 1 AK-47 rifle, ammunition, 7 Dane guns, 3 locally fabricated guns, and other dangerous weapons as well as communication gadgets, mobile phones and military uniforms while 4 motorcycles recovered were destroyed instantly.

“Similarly, on the same day, troops of Operation Haderin Daji, operating in Zamfara State, conducted a search and rescue operation at Dansadau and Dandalla villages in Maru Local Government Area of the State.

“During the operation, 9 kidnapped victims were rescued which includes 5 women and 4 babies. The victims were abandoned by the terrorists who fled after a gun duel with the resilient troops.

“The rescued victims were immediately reunited with their families at Magami.”

The Commander of Operation Haderin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut, lauded the efforts of the troops and appealed to them to sustain the tempo.

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