GUSAU, Nigeria – As part of Nigeria’s fight against terrorism, troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI have successfully rescued 20 kidnapped victims and eliminated two terrorists, including a notorious leader in Zamfara State.
Captain Yahaya Ibrahim, spokesperson for Hadarin Daji, stated that on January 29, 2024, the Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) troops executed a continuous clearance operation, uncovering and destroying terrorist enclaves.
This operation led to the death of a notorious terrorist identified only as Sule and the scattering of their camps during intense engagement with the troops.
The troops also killed another terrorist leader named Sainaje from Katsina State. This action facilitated the rescue of 18 kidnap victims, including four males, 14 females, and children, from the terrorists’ clutches.
In a related incident, the task force rescued two additional victims who were abducted on the Shinkafi-Isa road in Zamfara State.
The kidnappers abandoned these victims during an armed confrontation with the troops, which ultimately led to their rescue.
All rescued individuals were safely handed over to the appropriate authorities for reunification with their families.
Major General Godwin Mutkut, the Commander of the Joint Task Force North West Operation Hadarin Daji/General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, has praised the troops for their unwavering determination and resilience.
He highlighted their efforts as critical to restoring normalcy in the Northwest region of Nigeria.
These successful operations by the Joint Task Force not only signify a significant blow to terrorist activities in the region but also underscore the Nigerian military’s commitment to combating terrorism and safeguarding citizens.
The rescue of kidnapped victims and the neutralization of key terrorist figures represent a crucial step forward in ensuring peace and security in the Northwest.