• February 21, 2024

Troops Neutralize Terrorists, Destroy Hideouts in Zamfara and Sokoto; Recover Arms and Ammunition

 Troops Neutralize Terrorists, Destroy Hideouts in Zamfara and Sokoto; Recover Arms and Ammunition

By Abraham Olayinka

Troops from the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) have intensified efforts to safeguard lives and property during the Yuletide season. They’ve increased their operations against terrorists, destroying their enclaves, neutralizing many, and seizing arms and ammunition in Zamfara and Sokoto states.

On Thursday, December 14, 2023, OPHD troops conducted a coordinated clearance operation in Dada, Rukudawa, and Dumburum villages in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara state. This operation was overseen by Major General Godwin Mutkut, the Commander of Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI.

During the operation an encounter ensued between the troops and the marauding terrorists which the troops overpowered them with superior fire power forcing them to retreat and flee with gunshot wounds while One of them was neutralized.

Furthermore, the troops advanced aggressively and destroyed enclaves of dreaded terrorist kingpins Gwaska Dan Karami and Dangote, who abandoned their hideouts and escape.

In a mop up, the troops recovered 2 Dane guns, 2 motorcycles, 6 different pairs of Military camouflage uniforms, communication gadgets, and ammunition.

Relatedly, in another operation, the combined troops of OPHD in Sokoto state during a clearance operation, neutralized 4 terrorists in Masasa village of the state. 

During the encounter several terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds as troops recovered One AK-47 Rifle, 2 Tecno Phones. Relatedly, in another operation, the combined troops of OPHD in Sokoto state during a clearance operation, neutralized 4 terrorists in Masasa village of the state. 

During the encounter, several terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds as troops recovered One AK-47 Rifle, 2 Tecno Phones, and the sum of N282, 050 Cash.
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