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OPHD troops free 35 kidnap victims, kill 2 terrorists in Katsina State

The Troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) operating in Katsina state have rescued 35 kidnapped victims and neutralized 2 terrorists in Katsina state  in a search and rescue operation.

Information officer of the Operation Hadarin Daji, Captain Ibrahim Yahaya said the feat was achieved on 27 January 2024, during clearance operation to some identified terrorist camps at Dumburum forest. 

Handing over of the rescued victims to Katsina State government

He noted that during the operation troops had an encounter with the armed terrorists, neutralizing 2 of the terrorists while others escaped with severe gunshot wounds. 

Troops conveying the rescued persons on APC

Captain Ibrahim explained that the rescued victims include 19 males, 12 females as well as 4 children and were immediately handed over to the Katsina state Government by the Commander 17 Brigade Nigerian Army/Sector 2 Operation HADARIN DAJI, Brigadier General OA Fadairo, who pledged to continue the attack on the terrorist enclaves.

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