Soldiers kill 11 terrorists in Zamfara, Katsina raids

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Troops of the Nigerian Military in separate operations carried out in Zamfara and Katsina states killed no fewer than 11 terrorists.

The terrorists have been killed following a raid on terrorist kingpin enclaves within the states.

In Zamfara, the hideout of a terrorist chief, Hassan Yantagwaye, in Tsafe Native Authorities Space was raided which resulted in a gun battle with two of his males killed within the operation.

This was contained in a submit by the Nigerian Military on X on Monday.

It learn, “Nigerian Military troops deployed for Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency operations in Katsina and Zamfara States, in a collection of coordinated operations, have raided terrorists’ enclaves ensuing within the elimination of a major variety of terrorists.

“In an operation in Zamfara State, on March 29, 2024, troops efficiently raided the den of a infamous terrorists’ kingpin, Hassan Yantagwaye, in Tsafe Native Authorities Space. Yantagwaye and his group have been accountable for kidnappings and acts of terrorism in some components of North West Nigeria.

“Through the operation, troops overpowered the terrorists in an ensuing gun battle, neutralizing 3 of them and recovering a big cache of arms and ammunition. Troops additionally destroyed the terrorists’ camps.”

In accordance with the submit, the operation carried out in Katsina State led to the dying of eight terrorists.

Weapons and navy uniforms have been recovered from the terrorists.

“In Katsina State, the gallant troops on 30 March 2024 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.

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“The troops neutralised eight terrorists and recovered three domestically fabricated weapons, navy uniforms, and numerous stolen grains,” the submit added.

The service additionally stated troops captured armed fighters in Ebonyi State and intercepted illicit medication in Ogun State.

The service added, “In Ebonyi State, troops conducting evening patrols on March 31, 2024, encountered armed Effium militias alongside City Effium in Ohaukwu Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State. Troops overpowered the militias in a fight engagement that adopted and captured one of many militias.

“The troops additionally recovered one AK -47 rifle and 11 rounds of seven.62mm particular ammunition. The suspect is at the moment present process a preliminary investigation.

“Troops on March 29, 2024 intercepted 441 wraps of substance suspected to be Hashish Sativa at Molegede village in Odeda Native Authorities Space of Ogun state.

“The vigilant troops uncovered the illicit substances being conveyed in a Mazda Saloon automotive, after the smugglers absconded, abandoning the automobile on sighting the troops. The automobile and illicit merchandise can be handed over to the suitable company after preliminary investigations.”

Recall that in March 2024, the Nigerian Military stated its troops, in collaboration with hybrid forces, killed eight terrorists throughout an operation carried out in Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

The Military additionally stated a number of terrorists fled with gunshot accidents throughout the gun duel that ensued throughout the operation.

It added that throughout the raid in Sambisa forest, its males killed three terrorists and destroyed their hideouts within the forest.

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