Nigerian troops in Operation Hadarin Daji destroyed bandit camps and recovered items in the Northwest operation.
The military men of the Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji covering Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, and Zamfara states have continued to record more successes in the ongoing clearance operation as more armed bandits were neutralized, rescued kidnapped victims, recovered items, and destroyed bandits’ hideouts in the Northwest.
Consequently, on August 3, 2023, armed bandits attempted to infiltrate and attack Isa LGA of Sokoto State. The vigilant Troops deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Isa responded swiftly and repelled the attack with superior firepower, which forced the Bandits to flee with gunshot wounds as traces of blood stains were seen in their routes during the pursuit.
Similarly, troops of Team 8 of Sector 3 Operation Hadarin Daji deployed at Sabon Birni in Sokoto state conducted clearance operations and discovered and destroyed bandits’ hideouts at Kusabunni Forest, Tafkin Gawo, Alumdawa, Ungwar Mailele, and Malamawa villages in Sokoto state. However, the bandits fled and abandoned their hideouts before the arrival of the troops. Items recovered from the bandits hideouts are three Motorcycles, three AK-47 magazines, and Ammunition. Others include varieties of pairs of both Military and foreign Camouflage uniforms, including a police uniform and a Radio.
Relatedly, responding to a distress call on bandits kidnapping activities and the rustling of a large number of animals. Military men of Sector 2 in Katsina State swiftly mobilized an offensive operation along the withdrawal routes of the abductors at Kore town in Batagarawa LGA of Katsina State. On sighting troops, bandits fled and abandoned the kidnapped victims and the rustling animals.
Also, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in Katsina State successfully rescued four persons who were captured from their farm lands by armed bandits along Ungwan Madugu of Dandume LGA of Katsina State.
The victims were abandoned by their captors and fled when the troops, in conjunction with vigilantes, mobilized to the scene and successfully rescued the victims. The victims have been handed over to their families, while the recovered cattle were handed over to their rightful owners.