Troops of the Joint Task Force, North West Operation Hadarin Daji, have killed three terrorists in Sokoto State.
In a statement via its verified X, formerly Twitter handle, the Nigerian army stated the offensive clearance operation, which took place Thursday at Sokoto’s Bauni village and forest, “led to a gun duel that lasted for several hours.”
The Army said the operation was a continuation of the onslaught against terrorists to ensure hitch-free Yuletide festivities through a series of coordinated clearance and offensive operations in its areas of responsibility.
However, the army stated that the troops’ aggressiveness and firepower superiority forced the terrorists to abandon their hideouts, fleeing in disarray.
With this, the troops were able to rescue six kidnapped victims, “while three terrorists were neutralised and 2 AK47 rifles were recovered, as well as 19 magazines, ammunition, 2 Dane guns, motorcycles, radios (walkie-talkies), and other items.
“All terrorist enclaves discovered and recovered motorcycles were destroyed instantly during the operation.”