Troops rescue 13 kidnap victims in Zamfara


Troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation Hadarain Daji, OPHD, in their relentless efforts for continuous clearance and offensive operations, have rescued 13 kidnapped victims from Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

A statement issued by OPHD’s spokesman, Captain Ibrahim Yahaya, said that the troops successfully rescued 13 kidnapped victims and arrested 11 suspected logistics suppliers of a notorious terrorist kingpin in Zamfara State.

According to the statement: “On December 17, 2023, the combined troops of OPHD embarked on a search-and-rescue operation along the Gobirawan Chali and Dangulbi areas of the Dansadau axis in Maru Local Government Area of the state, during which they rescued 13 kidnapped victims who were abandoned by the fleeing terrorists in the late hours of Sunday.

“All the rescued victims are from Mutunji village of Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government Area of the state and they are currently undergoing medical treatment and debriefing.

“All the rescued victims will be handed over to the representative of the Zamfara State Government to unite them with their families as soon as possible.

“The resilient troops also cleared a notorious terrorists’ hideout at Gidan Jaja in Zurmi Local Government Area of the State. Similarly, the OPHD troops arrested 11 suspected terrorists’ logistics suppliers who supply logistics to a notorious terrorist, Halilu Sububu, at Kwanar Boko in Zurmi Local Government Area of the State.

“The suspects were arrested while conveying 127 bags of grains in two Canter trucks belonging to a terrorist kingpin, Halilu Sububu. The arrested suspects are undergoing preliminary interrogation.”

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