Troops kill 11 terrorists, recover military uniforms, weapons

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Troops of the Nigerian Military in separate operations performed in Zamafara 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 Zamafara, the hideout of a terrorist chief,  Hassan Yantagwaye, within the 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, within the Tsafe Native Authorities Space. Yantagwaye and his group have been liable for kidnappings and acts of terrorism in some elements of the 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. Troops additionally destroyed the terrorists’ camps.”

In accordance with the submit, the operation performed in Katsina led to the demise of eight terrorists.

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Weapons and army 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.

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

The service additionally mentioned troops captured armed fighters in Ebonyi and intercepted illicit medicine in Ogun State.

The service added, “In Ebonyi State, troops conducting night time patrols on 31 April 2024, encountered armed Effium militias alongside  City Effium within the 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 presently present process a preliminary investigation.

“Troops on 29 March 2024 intercepted 441 wraps of substance suspected to be Hashish Sativa at Molegede village within the 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 shall be handed over to the suitable company after preliminary investigations.”

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