July 8 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Nigerian troops have rescued this Friday 24 people who had been kidnapped, including a child, and have “eliminated the kidnappers” after a shootout with known bandits in Kabugu Lamba (in the state of Zamfara), the Nigerian Army has reported. it’s a statement.
“The victims, including a minor, 9 women and 14 men, were rescued and evacuated from the kidnappers’ hideout by the troops,” said a statement signed by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu.
Specifically, the operation has been carried out by Battalion 223, operating under Sector 1 of the Joint Task Force, “in an abandoned village in the Maru local government area of Zamfara state, in the northwest of Nigeria”.
“The brave troops, led by the battalion’s commanding officer, stalked and pounced on the bandits, annihilating four of them in a fierce firefight,” the statement said.
This action has taken place within the framework of the so-called Hadarin Daji operation, undertaken by the Nigerian Army against groups specialized in kidnapping and extortion, designated as terrorist organizations by the Government of the African country.