Troops Kill Bandits In Zamfara, Rescue 24 Kidnap Victims

According to information, the soldiers received an informative report on a bandit stronghold near Kabugu Lamba forest where kidnapped victims were concentrated.

Rescued Kidnap Victims
Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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On Friday, Operation Hadarin Daji troops freed 24 abductees in Zamfara State’s Kabugu Lamba, Maru Local Government Area.

According to information, the soldiers received an informative report on a bandit stronghold near Kabugu Lamba forest where kidnapped victims were concentrated.

According to a military source, the forces responded quickly with a fighting patrol to the general area.

However, when the robbers arrived at the spot, heavy gunfire erupted for hours between them and Nigerian Army personnel, and as a result of the troops’ superior firepower, the armed bandits withdrew, abandoning the victims in some isolated structures.

During the encounter, the military were successful in rescuing 24 kidnapped victims and neutralizing four armed criminals, while others fled with several bullet wounds.

On Friday, July 7, 2023, troops from Operation Hadarin Daji raided a bandit camp in Zamfara State.

There were nine women, 14 males, and a baby among the freed abduction victims.

The rescued were all given over to the proper authorities, who reunited them with their relatives.

The rescue operation came just a week after the military recovered 20 kidnap victims in Zamfara State’s Shinkafi LGA while on a regular patrol in the area.

Two ladies, including a housewife seized a week after her wedding, three children, and 15 guys, were kidnapped from various parts of Zamfara and Sokoto states.

During the preliminary investigation, the victims revealed that they had spent 21 to 53 days at the hands of their captors, individually, while other victims revealed that they were released from the camp of a notorious bandit kingpin, Bello Turji, due to pressure from air bombardment and ground troop operations.

The captives, who said they were fed twice a day with meals made by the bandits’ wives, also said there were more than 20 bandit camps in the forest where they were confined.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.