Troops Rescue 31 Kidnapped Victims In Sokoto

Troops of the Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) have rescued 31 kidnapped victims in Sokoto State.

This is as the Northwest Operation under the command of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Major General Godwin Mutkut, intensified the onslaught and conducted a series of clearance operations to terrorists/bandits’ enclaves in its areas of operations in the North-West.
In a statement made available to Channels Television on Wednesday in Gusau, the spokesperson for Operation Hadarin Daji, Captain Yahaya Ibrahim, said the troops in a recent clearance operation conducted on Tuesday in the Tangaza Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State, cleared Alya Fulani village, Buani Forest, where 30 kidnapped persons were rescued.

He added that all the discovered terrorists/bandits’ hideouts were destroyed as the terrorists/bandits abandoned their captives and fled from their camps before the arrival of the aggressive troops.

The troops also proceeded to Goboro village where one female kidnapped victim was rescued as the terrorists/bandits fled in disarray due to the troops’ superior firepower.
The commander commended the gallantry of the troops, charging them to do more and continue to deny the terrorists any freedom of action.