Nigerian Army Announces Killing of Zamfara Terrorist Leader, Rescue of 20 Kidnap Victims

In two distinct operations carried out in Zamfara State, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have announced that they freed twenty hostages and eliminated two terrorists, among them the infamous terrorist leader Sainaje from Katsina State.

Captain Yahaya Ibrahim, the Operation Hadarin Daji Information Officer, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.

Sharing photos on the Nigerian Army ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter) account, the statement read, “The Joint Task Force North West Operation Hadarin Daji troops have recorded another success against the terrorists in continuation with the dry season clearance operations in its areas of responsibility in Zamfara State.

“In the recent success, the troops rescued 20 kidnap victims unhurt and neutralised two terrorists including a notorious terrorists’ leader identified as Sainaje from Katsina State which led to the rescue of 18 kidnap victims comprising four males and 14 females as well as children.

“A separate operation was conducted in Zamfara State on the 29th of January 2024, the OPHD troops during its continuous clearance operation at terrorists’ enclaves at Rukudawa, Dumburum, Tsanu, Birnin Tsaba, Magare, and Shamushalle general areas of Zurmi and Birnin Magaji LGA of Zamfara State.

“During the operation, all the discovered terrorists’ enclaves including that of a notorious terrorist kingpin identified as Sule were destroyed, as the terrorists fled their camps during heavy contact with the aggressive troops.

“Similarly, the troops of Operation Hadarin rescued two victims who were abducted by the terrorists while on transit along Shinkafi-Isa Road in Zamfara State who were abandoned by their captors during a gun duel with the highly motivated troops whose timely response led to the rescue. All the rescued victims were handed over to the appropriate authorities to reunite them with their respective families.”

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