Again, troops neutralize 12 terrorists, recover weapons, in Zamfara

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From Maiharaji Altine Salah

The troops under the joint task force of operation Hadarin Daji have again neutralized 12 terrorists, recovered weapons and some cows in Zamfara state during the operation.

In a statement the spokesperson of the troops, Lieutenant Suleiman Omale said the success was recorded last Friday in Dansadau forest of Maru local government area of the state.

One of the terrorists neutralized during the operation

He said, that in the early hours of last Friday, the troops successfully dominated Babban Doka, Gobirawar Challi, and Kabaro axis under Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, engaging the terrorists in a heavy gun duel.

Omale maintained that during the operation, the troops overpowered the criminal elements and neutralized 12 terrorists, while others fled with gunshot wounds.

The troops have also recovered significant weapons and assets from the scene, including 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 magazine, 2 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 1 locally made gun, 1 Dane gun, and 18 cows.

The statement reads in parts as follows:-

“The Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) continued its offensive operations against Violent Extremist with a view to restoring normalcy in the region”. 

“In the early hours of yesterday, Friday, April 12th, 2024, the troops successfully dominated Babban Doka, Gobirawar Challi, and Kabaro axis under Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, engaging the terrorists in a heavy gun duel”.

“During the operation, our brave troops from Dansadau Forward Operating Base exhibited exceptional courage, overpowering the criminal elements and neutralizing 12 terrorists, while others fled with gunshot wounds”.

“In a subsequent mop-up patrol, the gallant troops recovered significant weapons and assets from the scene, including 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 magazine, 2 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 1 locally made gun, 1 Dane gun, and 18 cows”.

“Additionally, 10 motorcycles belonging to the terrorists were recovered and destroyed on the spot”.

Brigadier General S Ahmed, the Commander 1 Brigade and Sector 1 OPHD, commended the resilience, doggedness, and gallantry displayed by our troops”.

 He urged them to maintain the momentum and not relent until normalcy is fully restored in the region.

Furthermore, Brigadier General S Ahmed extended his appreciation to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, and Commander, Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD), Major General GM Mutkut, for his tactical leadership and unwavering support to the troops in achieving their mandate.

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