Nigerian Army neutralise terrorists in Zamfara, Taraba, foil Kogi kidnap attempt


Nigerian Army neutralise terrorists in Zamfara, Taraba, foil Kogi kidnap attempt

Nigerian Army troops


Troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday killed four terrorists in Zamfara and Taraba states.


While two of them were neutralised in Taraba State, the two others were gunned down in Zamfara State.


They also frustrated a kidnap attempt in Kogi State and rescued kidnap victims in various offensive operations.


Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, stated in Abuja on Friday that the troops engaged terrorists in parts of Bali Local Government Area of Taraba and killed two of them.


He added that credible intelligence obtained by the army indicated that the terrorists had been terrorising residents of Mayinawa, Garin Daniel and Garbatau in the local government area.

According the News Agency of Nigeria, the troops recovered two AK47 rifles, four AK47 magazines and 56 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition in the onslaught.


“In a separate operation, troops deployed for counter-insurgency operations in the North-West conducted a successful raid on a kidnappers’ den in Kuyambana area on Magawa-Migetso Road in Zamfara.


“The troops made contact with the insurgents and neutralised two in a gun duel.


“After a thorough search of their camps, troops recovered one pump action gun, one locally-fabricated gun, two live cartridges, one locally-made pistol, one telephone handset and a chain used to fasten kidnapped victims.


“The troops destroyed the camp, thereafter,” he stated.

Nwachukwu stated also that troops successfully thwarted a kidnap attempt in Kogi State where criminals attacked passengers onboard three commercial buses on Akpata-Obajana Road in Lokoja Local Government Area.


He explained that the troops arrived timely to avert the situation, rescuing the passengers and engaging the criminals in a hot pursuit.


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