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Troops neutralize several terrorists in N/West, intercept illicit drugs in Ogun – Army


Troops of the Nigerian Military have carried out a sequence of coordinated operations, and raided terrorists’ enclaves in Katsina and Zamfara States, ensuing within the elimination of a major variety of terrorists.

In a submit on the Nigerian Military’s official ‘X’ deal with on Monday, the Military mentioned the operations had been carried out on March 29 and March 30.

In response to the military, the troops had in an operation carried out in Zamfara on March 29, efficiently raided the den of a infamous terrorists’ kingpin, Hassan Yantagwaye, in Tsafe Native Authorities Space.

It added that Yantagwaye and his group had been answerable for kidnappings and acts of terrorism in some elements of North West Nigeria.

“Through the operation, troops overpowered the terrorists in an ensuing gun battle, neutralising three of them and recovering a big cache of arms and ammunition and in addition destroying the terrorists’ camps.

“In Katsina State, the gallant troops on March 30, engaged in a fierce gun battle with terrorists in Shawu Kuka, Shinda, Tafki, Gidan Surajo, and Citakushi in Kabai I and Kabai II inside Faskari Native Authorities Space.

“The troops neutralised eight terrorists and recovered three domestically fabricated weapons, army uniforms and a big amount of stolen grains,” it mentioned.

The military mentioned its troops had additionally on March 29, intercepted 441 wraps of substance suspected to be Hashish Sativa at Molegede village in Odeda Native Authorities Space of Ogun.

It mentioned the vigilant troops uncovered the illicit substances being conveyed in a Mazda Saloon automobile, after the smugglers absconded, abandoning the automobile on sighting the troops.

In response to the submit, the automobile and illicit merchandise might be handed over to the suitable company after preliminary investigations.

It additionally mentioned the troops conducting night time patrols on March 31, encountered armed Effium militias alongside City Effium in Ohaukwu Native Authorities Space of Eboyin.

It added that the troops overpowered the militias in fight engagement that adopted and captured one of many militias.

In response to the submit, the troops additionally recovered one AK – 47 Rifle and 11 rounds of seven.62mm Particular Ammunition.

“The suspect is at the moment present process preliminary investigation.

“The Nigerian Military stays dedicated to making sure the protection and safety of the populace and can go away no stone unturned to rid the nation of terrorists and insurgents.

“The Chief of Military Employees (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has recommended the bravery and dedication of the valiant troops in these profitable operations.

“The Nigerian Military assures the general public of its unwavering dedication in executing its constitutional duties,” it added.

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