OPHD Troops Rescues 15 Kidnap Victims, Kill Bandit in Zamfara

Troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) have successfully rescued 15 kidnap victims and killed a bandit during a daring confrontation in the Tsohuwar Tasha area of Kaura Namoda Local Government.

The rescued victims

In a statement signed and made available to SMARTS NEWS by the information officer of the Operation Hadarin Daji Lieutenant Omale Suleiman said the troops who swiftly Responded to a distress call on March 5, 2024, have engaged the bandits in a fierce gunfight, compelling them to retreat in disarray along a riverline. 

“Pursuing the fleeing assailants, our gallant troops managed to neutralize one of the criminals, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.” Lt Omale revealed 

According to him during the tactical rescue operation, 8 females and 7 males courageously escaped from the bandits, emerging unharmed. 

He added that the area now enjoys a restored sense of normalcy, as the troops embarked on confidence-building patrols in the vicinity.

The troops maintain a state of high alert, with their morale reaching its peak. 

General Mutkut, the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Sokoto, commended the unwavering professionalism and resilience displayed by the troops. He therefore urged them to persist in their efforts until peace is fully restored not only in the Northwest but across Nigeria.

This daring rescue operation stands as a testament to the Joint Task Force’s dedication to combating insecurity and ensuring the safety of citizens in Zamfara State and beyond.

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