March 15, 2024

Troops rescue five abducted women, babies in Zamfara


Troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) have rescued five women and two babies in Zamfara after spending two months in captivity.

This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Thursday by the Information Officer to the Operation, Lt. Suleiman Omale.

“Troops, in a daring operation, successfully stormed Kuyambana forest in Zamfara State and succeeded in rescuing five women and two babies.

“They were kidnapped in January 2024 from Marange village in Kagara Local Government Area of Niger State.

“The victims, who endured months of captivity, were liberated following the relentless offensive operations carried out by the vigilant troops in the Kuyambana area.

“The successful rescue operation came as a result of the unwavering pressure exerted on the bandits by the troops, leading to the victims’ escape from the terrorists’ enclaves,”  Omale said.

He added that the victims underwent debriefing sessions and were promptly handed over to the relevant authorities for the necessary procedures to reunite them with their respective families.

“The General Officer Commanding 8 Division of the Nigerian Army Sokoto, Maj. Gen. Godwin Matkut, lauded the professionalism exhibited by the troops during the rescue operation.

“Matkut urged them to maintain the momentum until all nefarious elements are eradicated, ensuring the restoration of peace and normalcy in the region,”  Omale said. (NAN)