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Troops rescue kidnapped girls, neutralized bandit, recovered one riffle


The Nigeria Army on Friday said, troops deployed at Angwan Doka on 11 November 2020, during a clearance operation rescued 2 teenage girls at Munhaye village.

Preliminary investigation according to Brig Gen. Benard Onyeuko revealed that the duo were kidnapped by suspected bandits at Dan Aji village in Faskari LGA of Katsina State.

One bandit neutralized by troops at Dajin Wuta Forest during an encounter on 12 November 2020
One bandit neutralized by troops at Dajin Wuta Forest during an encounter on 12 November 2020

The victims while narrating their odeal revealed that their abductors freed them and fled on noticing troops presence in the area.

Similarly, on 12 November 2020, troops while on routine patrol along the fringes of Dajin Wuta Forest came in contact with bandits on motorcycles.

In their attempt to escape from the advancing troops, the terrified bandits ineffectively opened fire and withdrew into the forest but the resilient troops gave them a hot pursuit with overwhelming fire power.

In the aftermath of the encounter, one bandit was neutralized and one AK-47 rifle loaded with 27 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition was captured while several others are believed to have escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds as evident in the trails of blood along their escape routes during exploitation. Troops continue to dominate the general area in search of any straying bandit.

 AK 47 Rifle and magazine loaded with 29 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition recovered by troops at Dajin Wuta Forest on 12 November 2020

AK 47 Rifle and magazine loaded with 29 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition recovered by troops at Dajin Wuta Forest on 12 November 2020

“To this end, the gallant troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY are commended for the successes achieved and their commitment.

They are further urged not to rest on their oars until the Northwest zone is rid of all criminal activities. Additionally, the good people of the Northwest are once more assured of the troops’ commitment to safety of lives and properties within the zone.

They are also encourage to avail the troops with timely and credible Information that will assist in the 

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