Soldiers Rescue 13 Kidnapped Victims, Arrests Suspected Terrorists In Zamfara


Troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI, on Sunday, rescued 13 kidnapped victims and arrested 11 suspected terrorist logistics suppliers in Zamfara State.

The Nigerian Army disclosed this in a statement on its official X handle on Monday.

The statement read, "On the 17th  December, 2023 the combined troops of OPHD embarked on a search and rescue operation along Gobirawan Chali and Dangulbi areas along the Dansadau axis in Maru local government area of Zamfara State during which the troops rescued 13 kidnapped victims who were abandoned by the fleeing terrorists in the late hours of Sunday.

"All the rescued victims are from Mutunji village of Dansadau Emirate in Maru LGA of Zamfara state and they are currently undergoing medical treatment and debriefing. All the rescued victims were handed over to representatives of the Zamfara state government to unite them with their families."

The statement further added that the troops cleared a notorious terrorists’ hideout at Gidan Jaja in Zurmi LGA of the state, and arrested 11 suspected terrorists logistics suppliers, who supply logistics to a notorious terrorist, Halilu Sububu, at Kwanar Boko in Zurmi LGA.

It read, "The suspects were arrested while conveying 127 bags of grains in two canter trucks belonging to a terrorist kingpin, Halilu Sububu. The arrested suspects are undergoing preliminary interrogation."


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