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Army Neutralizes 58 Terrorists in Sokoto Operation

Army Neutralizes 58 Terrorists in Sokoto Operation

In an operation dubbed “Saharan Daji”, members of the Army reportedly killed 58 bandits in Dumburum and Gando forests in Sokoto. The terrorists were reportedly found in droves armed with sophisticated ammunition. According to the Operation’s Acting information Officer, although about four personnel were lost, while some others sustained injuries, the bandits were overpowered in what appeared to be hours of gun battles. Further, rifles and motorbikes were recovered, while one terrorist was captured. 18 camps were allegedly destroyed, while about 75 hostages were freed and reunited with their families.

Meanwhile, the Acting Information Officer maintained that the family of the deceased had been contacted, while they had been laid to rest. He further reaffirmed the commitment of the operation to rid Zamfara state of crime and terrorism, adding that the mandate was being jointly carried out by multi security agencies to collaborate in identifying and destroying bandit camps and dwelling s in the areas of operation.

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