Nigerian soldiers serving under the Operation Hadarin Daji deployed at Foward Operating Base, Gwashi in Zamfara State, have rescued nine kidnap victims, our correspondent gathered weekend.
The troops acted on a distress call while carrying out a routine patrol and providing security for farmers in their farmlands at Mailere village in Gwashi district in Bukuyyum LGA of the state.
This was contained in a release by army authorities. Contacts were made with the armed bandits at the entrance of the community and the nine kidnap victims were rescued, the release said, adding that the troops engaged the armed bandits with superior fire power which forced them to flee and abandon victims.
Bukkuyum is located in Western Zamfara and is one of the local councils that are suffering from activities of armed bandits and kidnappers
This is the second time in one week troops of Operation Hadarin Daji keeping peace in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and parts of Niger states rescued kidnap victims unhurt
The successes by the troops is coming 24 hours after the general officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Major General Godwin Mutkut, said there would not be reconciliation with armed bandits.
The GOC advised terrorists to surrender and lay down arms or continue to receive the heat from the troops.
It was gathered that the rescued kidnapped victims who are all male adults were successfully reunited with their families amidst praise and appreciation to the gallant troops.