Troops neutralise 12 terrorists, recover weapons, assets in Zamfara

Usman Abdullah
Usman Abdullah
Nigerian Army in-Damboa

The Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD), on Friday neutralised 12 terrorists, while others fled with gunshot wounds.

The information officer, OPHD, Lt. Suleiman Omale, said in a statement on Saturday, “In the early hours of yesterday, Friday, April 12th, 2024, the troops successfully dominated Babban Doka, Gobirawar Challi, and Kabaro axis under Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, engaging the terrorists in a heavy gun duel.

“During the operation, our brave troops from Dansadau Forward Operating Base exhibited exceptional courage, overpowering the criminal elements and neutralizing 12 terrorists, while others fled with gunshot wounds.”

In a subsequent mop-up patrol, he further explained that the gallant troops recovered significant weapons and assets from the scene, including 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 magazine, 2 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 1 locally made gun, 1 Dane gun, and 18 cows, adding that 10 motorcycles belonging to the terrorists were recovered and destroyed on the spot.

The statement said that Brigadier General S. Ahmed, Commander 1 Brigade and Sector 1 OPHD, commended the resilience, doggedness, and gallantry displayed by our troops and urged them to maintain the momentum and not relent until normalcy is fully restored in the region.

It added that Brigadier General S. Ahmed extended his appreciation to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, and Commander, Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD), Major General GM Mutkut, for his tactical leadership and unwavering support to the troops in achieving their mandate.

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