Troops neutralise terrorists in Zamfara, Katsina


The Nigerian Army  says its troops in separate operations conducted in Zamfara and Katsina states, neutralised  at least 11 terrorists.

This information was shared by the Nigerian Army on Monday in a post on X.

The post said “Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency operations in Katsina and Zamfara States, in a series of coordinated operations, have raided terrorists’ enclaves resulting in the elimination of a significant number of terrorists.

“In an operation in Zamfara State, on March 29, 2024, troops successfully raided the den of a notorious terrorists’ kingpin, Hassan Yantagwaye, in Tsafe Local Government Area. Yantagwaye and his group have been responsible for kidnappings and acts of terrorism in some parts of North West Nigeria.

“During the operation, troops overpowered the terrorists in an ensuing gun battle, neutralizing 3 of them and recovering a large cache of arms and ammunition. Troops also destroyed the terrorists’ camps.

“In Katsina State, the gallant troops on 30 March 2024 engaged in a fierce gun battle with terrorists in Shawu Kuka, Shinda, Tafki, Gidan Surajo, and Citakushi in Kabai I and Kabai II within Faskari Local Government Area.

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“The troops neutralised eight terrorists and recovered three locally fabricated guns, military uniforms, and a large number of stolen grains,” the post added.

The Army also said its troops  carried out operations in  Ebonyi State and  Ogun States.

It said: “In Ebonyi State, troops conducting night patrols on March 31, 2024, encountered armed Effium militias along Urban Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Troops overpowered the militias in a combat engagement that followed and captured one of the militias.

“The troops also recovered one AK -47 rifle and 11 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition. The suspect is currently undergoing a preliminary investigation.

“Troops on March 29, 2024 intercepted 441 wraps of substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa at Molegede village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun state.

“The vigilant troops uncovered the illicit substances being conveyed in a Mazda Saloon car, after the smugglers absconded, abandoning the vehicle on sighting the troops. The vehicle and illicit products will be handed over to the appropriate agency after preliminary investigations.”

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