Two terrorists killed as troops rescue 35 kidnap victims in Katsina

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Two terrorists have been killed in Katsina State with 35 kidnap victims rescued in military operations in the North-Western state. The rescue which happened on January 27 was made possible by the troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) in Katsina.

Spokesman of Operation Hadarin Daji, Captain Yahaya Ibrahim, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. He stated that several other terrorists escaped with gunshot injuries. “During the operation troops had an encounter with the armed terrorists, neutralizing two of the terrorists while others escaped with severe gunshot wounds,” the statement read.

“In continuation with the series of simultaneous well-coordinated clearance operations in its Areas of Operational Responsibilities in the North-West which has continued to yield tremendous successes. Troops of the Joint Task Force North-West Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) operating in Katsina state have rescued 35 kidnapped victims and neutralized two terrorists in Katsina state in a search and rescue operation.

Noting that the rescued victims include 19 males, 12 females as well as four children, he said they were immediately handed over to the Katsina State Government by the Commander 17 Brigade Nigerian Army/Sector 2 Operation HADARIN DAJI, Brigadier General Oluremi Fadairo.

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