At least eight terrorist members were killed and four kidnapped victims were rescued on Friday by the Troops of Operation Forest Sanity of the Nigerian Army in Zamfara Satte.

This was confirmed by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj Gen Musa Danmadami, stating that the attacked terrorist camps were located at Dutse Uku forest in Lanke and Danmarke villages in the Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

He added that the Nigerian military personnel, while on the fighting patrol engaged the terrorists in a fire fight, neutralising eight bandits while others scampered for safety with gunshot wounds.

He claimed that the soldiers used the general area after the firefight to rescue four kidnapped victims.

Six AK-47 rifles, 40 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, six AK-47 magazines, and 32 motorcycles were recovered, according to him.

He said, “The military high command commends troops of Operation Forest Sanity and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities of the bandits.”

In August, SaharaReporters had also reported how the Multinational Joint Task Force attacked terrorists’ hideouts in Zamfara State, killing scores.

The Multinational Joint Task Force has attacked terrorists’ hideouts in Zamfara State, killing scores.

A military source who confirmed the onslaught to SaharaReporters credited the recent attack to the deployment of the new fighter jets acquired by the Nigerian government.



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