Troops rescued 22 abducted persons killed several bandits in Zamfara
By: Zagazola Makama
The Nigerian Army troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued no fewer than 22 persons abducted by bandits in Zamfara State.
It was gathered that the victims were freed after the troops of Sector 1, Team 3 Magami deployed at FOB Dansadau engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle on Wednesday July 19, 2023.
Intelligence Sources told Zagazola Makama a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad Region that the troops led by the commanding officer of the battalion stalked and swooped on the bandits, annihilating some of them in a ferocious firefight that ensued.
The abductees comprising 16 males and 4 females were rescued from bandits and taken to Dansadau for further action.
In a separate encounter, troops of Sect 1 Team 10 deployed at FOB Wasagu intercepted two locals who escaped from bandits enclave in Birnin Gwari Forest Kaduna State after spending 14 days in captivity.
Subsequently, the rescued victims were handed over to the Magaji of Wasagu for them to be reunited with their
Additionally, the troops of Forward Operating Base in Anka, naturalized two bandit terrorists and recovered their weapons during a fighting patrol along Makakari village in Gwashi District in Bukuyyum LGA of Zamfara State.
In Kwatarkwashi, the troops thwarted an abduction attempt in the community after responding to a distress call that bandits stormed one Comrade Nura’s residence at Kwatarkwashi District in Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State.
However, bandits fled before troops arrived. The troops combed the surrounding high ground between Tazame and Kwatarkwashi but no contact was made.