Troops of the Joint Task Force North West Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) operating in Katsina state have successfully rescued 35 kidnapped victims and neutralized 2 terrorists in a search and rescue operation.
This was contained in a statement by the Information Officer of the OPHD, Capt. Yahaya Ibrahim said the success achieved following continuation with the series of simultaneous well-coordinated clearance operations in its Areas of Operational Responsibilities in the North West.
It further disclosed that, during the operation, troops had an encounter with the armed terrorists, neutralizing 2 of the terrorists while others escaped with severe gunshot wounds.
“The rescued victims include 19 males, 12 females as well as 4 children and were immediately handed over to the Katsina state Government by the Commander 17 Brigade Nigerian Army/Sector 2 Operation HADARIN DAJI, Brigadier General OA Fadairo, who pledged to continue the attack on the terrorist enclaves”, the statement added.