TROOPS KILL 55, RESCUES 760 HOSTAGES IN ZAMFARA

Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have killed 55 bandits and rescued 760 persons abducted from villages in Zamfara state.

This was contained in a statement signed by acting force information officer, Maj. Clement Abiade in Gusau on Tuesday, March 12.

He said, the troops also recovered weapons, ammunition and rustled cows as they blocked all entry points to the bushes to deny the bandits free movement while building confidence of the locals.

A total of 24 suspected bandits informants, rustlers, kidnappers and logistics suppliers were arrested and handed over to the police for further investigation.

The Air Component of the operation carried out several air strikes around Kagara, Gando, Fankama, Fete and Dumburum forest during which successes were recorded.

“Items recovered include four AK 47 rifles, one Rocket Propelled Gun Tube, 12 Dane guns, 27 AK 47 Magazines, 168 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, one Pump Action Gun, 47 Motorcycles, a Golf wagon car and 61 rustled cattle,” he said.

He added: “The troops’sustained operation led to the return of over 1000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs from Maru to Bini village on Feb.17.

The Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Chika and the Chairman of Maru Local Government Area (LGA) Alhaji Salisu Dangulbi witnessed their departure at the LGA headquarters.

Unfortunately, this feat was not achieved without supreme sacrifice being paid by one officer, two soldiers and a vigilante who paid the supreme prize during the encounter with bandits in Kagara forest.

He said the Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Olabanji Stevenson sympathised with the families of those who lost their lives or got wounded assuring that their pains would not be in vain.

Meanwhile, Continentour.com.ng had reported that the Headquarters of Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) claimed that the leadership of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) was overwhelmed and in disarray after sustained air and land operation of ongoing operation Yancin Tafki.

A statement from the spokesman of the MNJTF, Colonel Timothy Antigha in N’Djamena, Chad on Tuesday, March 12 said, “information from captured and defected Boko Haram fighters indicates that the leadership of Boko Haram terrorist network has been overwhelmed and are currently in disarray.”

You may be interested

NOLLYWOOD MOURNS AS ACTRESS LOSE SISTER TO CANCER
Entertainment
72 views
Entertainment
72 views

NOLLYWOOD MOURNS AS ACTRESS LOSE SISTER TO CANCER

Baytheghettowriter - February 13, 2019

Bisi Silva, the younger sister of popular veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has passed away. The woman who was an artistic director reportedly died on Tuesday, February…

NIGERIA AT 58: A CRAWLING NATION THAT LOST ITS COMPASS
Uncategorized
167 views
Uncategorized
167 views

NIGERIA AT 58: A CRAWLING NATION THAT LOST ITS COMPASS

Baytheghettowriter - October 22, 2018

Nigeria as a sovereign nation was granted its independence on October 1, 1960. Nigerians gathers to perform their normal rites by celebrating mediocrity instead of greatness. Tracing…

GODFATHERISM, A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION.
Politics
230 views
Politics
230 views

GODFATHERISM, A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION.

Baytheghettowriter - September 26, 2018

Godfatherism (Nigeria) is a form of political corruption in which an influential member of a party assists another person in the climb to leadership. Godfatherism has been…

DOCTOR GIVES UPDATE ON THE CONDITIONS OF PUPILS FROM THE LAGOS COLLAPSED BUILDING
News
15 views
News
15 views

DOCTOR GIVES UPDATE ON THE CONDITIONS OF PUPILS FROM THE LAGOS COLLAPSED BUILDING

Baytheghettowriter - March 14, 2019

Some of the injured pupils in the building collapse at Ita-faji, Lagos Island, on Wednesday, March 13, are in stable condition and still receiving adequate medical attention…

ARGENTINA LEGEND REVEALS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIONEL MESSI AND RONALDO
Sport
14 views
Sport
14 views

ARGENTINA LEGEND REVEALS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIONEL MESSI AND RONALDO

Baytheghettowriter - March 14, 2019

Diego Maradona has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo's exploits in the Champions League following his incredible hat-trick against Atletico Madrid. The 1986 World Cup winner also joined in the…

EMBARK ON ELECTORAL REFORMS NOW – HUMAN RIGHT LAWYER TELLS BUHARI
Politics
16 views
Politics
16 views

EMBARK ON ELECTORAL REFORMS NOW – HUMAN RIGHT LAWYER TELLS BUHARI

Baytheghettowriter - March 14, 2019

Kayode Ajulo, a Human Rights Lawyer, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately embark on electoral reform to strengthen the country’s electoral process. Ajulo told the…

Most from this category