Army Troops Rescue 9 Kidnapped Victims, Recovers Arms, Ammunition, ₦2.4m, Neutralized 10 Armed Bandits In Zamfara State
By Adetokunbo FAKEYE
Nigeria - The troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in a recent coordinated operation in Zamfara state during the early hours of 8th August 2023 rescued some kidnapped victims.
Army information has that, troops of Forward Operating Base Danmarke acting on a credible information on armed Bandits movement with some kidnapped victims from Sokoto state through Gadazaima village in Zamfara state immediately mobilized for an offensive ambush operation within the village and made contact with the armed bandits that lasted for hours.
Due to the encounter, 10 armed bandits were neutralized while unconfirmed numbers of them fled with gunshot wounds.
Additionally, in an attempt to escape troops onslaught, several of the bandits drowned in a swampy river while 2 were captured alive during pursuit by the troops.
Consequently, after the encounter 6 AK 47 Rifles, 1PKT Machine Gun, 5 Magazines, 20 rounds of 7.62MM Special ammunition, 3 Mobile phones, 2 Solar Panels, 1 sewing machine were captured from the Bandits. Also, a sum of ₦2,410,000 were recovered by the troops.
The 9 rescued victims who are all from Sokoto state were successfully rescued.
However, 1 female abducted victim was killed by the Bandits during the fire fight.
All rescued victims have been handed over to the appropriate authority by army authority to reunite them with their families.
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