Troops confront bandits, rescue 40 abducted victims in Zamfara

No fewer than 40 abducted victims were rescued from bandits by the troops of the Nigerian Army codenamed Operation Hadarin Daji, in Kyairu, Kyaram and Alkama communities in Bukkuyum Local Government area of Zamfara State.

A statement by the military authority said that the victims were abducted when armed bandits stormed Kyairu, Kyaram and Alkama communities….[Continue Reading]

The statement credited the successful rescue operation to an intelligent report about heavily armed bandits’ movement in the affected communities, which the troops responded to immediately.

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The statement explained that, “The troops however mobilized to the area, blocked the bandits’ route and engaged them in a fire for fire operation which lasted for hours, forcing the bandits to flee into the forest and abandon the kidnapped victims.”

It explained that, “on July 17, 2023, following Intelligent report that Armed bandits had kidnapped an unspecified number of persons from villages.

“The Troops immediately mobilized swiftly for a fighting patrol and established blocking positions around the bandits’ withdrawal routes around Kyairu/Kyaram and Alkama villages in Bukuyyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State.”

The military authorities said that the 40 abducted victims rescued from the hands of the bandits had already been reunited back to their families, adding that ten of them were handed over to the local chief of Gwashi to help them connect with their family members again.

Recall that, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji had earlier rescued abducted victims at various bandits’ enclaves and routes in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the State, making the latest operation the second time in a week….[Continue Reading]

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