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Troops rescue 10 kidnap victims in Zamfara 

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Troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Hadarin Daji, OPHD, successfully dispersed bandits in Tsafe town, Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State and rescued 10 kidnap victims.

Lieutenant Suleiman Omale, Information Officer, Operation Hadarin Daji, in a statement on Wednesday said, “Responding swiftly to a distress call on the night of March 12, 2024, OPHD troops engaged in a fierce gun duel with the bandits upon arrival in Tsafe town. Through aggressive tactics and unwavering determination, the troops overpowered the bandits, forcing them to flee with gunshot wounds through a rocky bush, abandoning all 10 kidnapped individuals.”

He added that during subsequent mop-up patrols in the area, the resilient troops intercepted and successfully rescued all the 10 victims and reunited them with their families.

“The gallant performance, doggedness, brevity, and professionalism exhibited by the troops were commended by Major General GM Mutkut, the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Sokoto,” he added.

He said Mutkut expressed appreciation for their efforts and urged them to maintain the momentum in the pursuit of restoring peace and security in the region.

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