Troops kill terrorists, rescue 52 kidnapped victims in Sokoto


Troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday rescued 52 abducted villagers and killed many terrorists during clearance operations at Saruwa, Kubuta, Gundumi villages and Bunwanga Gundumi forests in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto state.

The operation by the troops was in continuation of onslaught gainst terrorists through series of clearance operations in Sokoto State.

The operation was carried out by the combined troops of the Joint Task Force North-West Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD), Nigerian Army said.

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“The feat was recorded on 22 December 2023, when the troops cleared and destroyed terrorist enclaves at Saruwa, Kubuta, Gundumi villages and Bunwanga Gundumi forest in Isa LGA of Sokoto state.

“During the operation, the troops of the OPHD rescued 52 kidnap victims while several terrorists were neutralized.

“The rescued victims include; 14 Males, 32 Females and 6 children who will undergo medical check-up, debrief and handover appropriate authorities to reunite them with their families,” the Nigerian Army further revealed.

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