Troops save five victims, scores dead in North West

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji OPHD have rescued five travelers abducted by bandits along Tsafe – Gusau road in Zamfara state.

The troops responded to a distress call about armed bandits kidnap activities and robbery along Tsafe – Gusau highway between Tazame and Tabbani villages under Bungudu LGA of Zamfara state.

They swung into action and engaged the Bandits in a gun duel forcing them to flee and abandoned the rescued victims.

The victims who were passengers and commuters were all rescued unhurt.

Similarly, the troops of Special Forces deployed to Sokoto state while on routine patrol along Gundumi and Marnona road came in contact with armed bandits at Gundumi Village which after the encounter, 1 of the armed Bandits was neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

The troops recovered some items at the scene including 1 AK-47 Rifle, 1 AK-47 Magazine loaded with 7.62 special ammunition.

The OPHD troops have also rescued kidnap victims at Madobiya village in Danko-Wasagu LGA of Kebbi State and another 3 at Manu village in Sokoto state after serious exchange of fire.

In another development, the troops have killed 3 armed bandits during an encounter along Jibia-Magama and maidabaru road in Katsina State

The Commander of the Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji Major General Godwin Mutkut has commended the troops efforts and charged them not to rest until all bandits’ enclaves and hideouts are cleared.

He assured that no bandits enclave will be left untouched in his areas of operational responsibilities and called on the general public to remain very vigilant.

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