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Troops neutralize 14 terrorists, rescue 14 kidnap victims in Kaduna and Niger


During clearance operations in Kaduna and Niger states, 14 alleged terrorists were killed by troops of the One Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army.

The troops also freed 14 people who were held captive by the insurgents during the operations.

The Acting Army Public Relations Officer of One Mechanised Division Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya said in a statement that on Saturday, December 23rd, the troops killed two terrorists in the Madawaki area of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State and wounded others who ran away, while the troops seized two AK-47 rifles, magazines and a motorcycle in the clash.

The army spokesman also revealed that the troops entered the camp of the slain insurgents leader, Ali Kachalla where his followers fled, while thirteen male kidnap victims who were taken by the terrorists on October 13th, 2023 were liberated.

In other operations in Kaduna, three terrorists were killed by troops of One Division at Madidaro in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area and an AK-47 rifle and other dangerous weapons were also recovered.

In a similar operation at Kidandan-Yadi General Area of Birnin-Gwari on Sunday, the troops killed five terrorists and demolished their camps while twelve motorcycles were seized in the battle.

It was also a successful operation along the Maro Junction in the Kachia axis where troops killed three suspected bandits and wounded others who escaped. A kidnap victim, one Rabiu Ahmed, was also freed in the process.

In the same way, the troops in the early hours of Sunday, based on reliable intelligence, ambushed terrorists at Kwanar Batero in Kaduna and killed one of them, and also seized arms and ammunition during the operation.

Meanwhile, the General Officer Commanding of the One Mechanised Division, Major General Valentine Okoro has expressed satisfaction with the achievements of the operations.

He praised the troops for the accomplishment and urged them to maintain the momentum by preventing insurgents and other criminal elements in the division’s area of responsibility from operating.


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