Troops Kill Nine Bandits, Rescue 12 Victims In Zamfara

 Troops Kill Nine Bandits, Rescue 12 Victims In Zamfara

12 kidnapped persons in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been rescued by troops of Operation Hadarin Daji.

This was revealed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko.

According to Onyeuko, the troops also killed nine bandits, arrested 14 others, and 13 houses of the bandits were cleared and set ablaze.

The statement read in part:  “Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI in Zamfara State closed up on bandits in a subsidiary operation CHINGABA in the past week. During the operation, troops successfully released 12 kidnapped Civilians by the bandits, including the District Head of Wuya, who was kidnapped a week earlier.’’

“The victims have been united with their families. Also, in other clearance operations conducted at Gidan Usman, Gidan Babagoji, Gadauna, Gidan Janari, Kekuwaje, Gidan Sarki, Gardi and Bingi all in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, troops killed in contact 9 Bandits and arrested 14 as well as 13 houses of the bandits were cleared and set ablaze by troops.’’

The victims who have been united with their families include the District Head of Wuya, who had been kidnapped a week earlier.

CHRISTIANA DAN

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