Kaduna Boils Again as Nigeria Troops Clash with Terrorists, Rescue Captives

In a recent operation by the Nigerian Army’s One Mechanised Division in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State, four insurgents were eliminated, showcasing the military’s ongoing efforts against insurgent activities.

The operation, led by soldiers on a patrol mission, resulted in a firefight in the week, where the troops managed to neutralize four attackers and force others to flee with injuries.

Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya, the spokesperson for the division, detailed that the encounter led to the recovery of significant arms, including three AK-47 rifles, seven magazines, and two motorcycles, highlighting the successful disarmament of the insurgent group.

The names of those rescued were provided, indicating a mix of adults and a child, all of whom were abducted from Masuku village in Niger State’s Shiroro Local Government Area the previous day.

Major General Valentine Okoro, overseeing the One Mechanised Division and Operation Whirl Punch, praised the troops for their bravery and effectiveness. He also called on the public to assist the military and other security forces by sharing timely intelligence and reporting any individuals seeking medical treatment for gunshot wounds, underscoring the importance of community cooperation in combating security challenges.

In a related development, the division’s personnel executed a rescue operation in Kwaga village, Birnin Gwari, on Wednesday, February 7th. This action led to the liberation of 11 individuals, including a nine-month-old infant, who had been abducted by bandits. The troops’ swift intervention forced the bandits to retreat chaotically into the forest, leaving behind the captives.


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