Four terrorists neutralized fighting troops, 11 hostages rescued

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army (NA) have neutralized four terrorists in a fight, an unspecified numbers of terrorists who fled with gunshot wounds in Kaduna State.

Fight broke out after troops on patrol in Birnin Gwari Local government Area of the State, made contact with terrorists on Tuesday February 6, 2024.

Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya,
Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army said this in a statement, Thursday.



He said 11 hostages were successfully rescued by troops who recovered 3 AK 47 rifles, 7 AK 47 rifle magazines and 2 motorcycles in the operation.

The hostages, according to Army investigation, were kidnapped on 6 February 2024 from their village at Masuku in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Yahaya gave the names of the hostages who are receiving urgent medical attention as Zakari Galadima 54 years (male), Ishaku Galadima 50 years (male), Habibu Illaysu 40 years (male), and Nuzuli Ibrahim 18 years (male).

Others are Ramatu Aliyu 60 years (female), Ubaida Mubarak 30 years (female), Zaliha Mubarak 9 months (female), Umma Haruna 22 years (female), Khairatu Salisu 34 years (female), Rahamatu Usman 43 years (female), and Rakiyia Yahaya 24 years (female).

The Army spokesman said the hostages will be reunited with their families after the treatment by medical team of the Division.

The General Officer Commanding 1 Division NA and Force Commander Operation WHIRL PUNCH, Maj Gen Valentine Okoro, commended the troops for success.

He appealed to the general public to continue to avail troops and other security agencies with real time intelligence.

He also appealed to locals to report persons with gunshot wounds seeking paramedics attention to the troops or other security agencies for prompt action.

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