The troops of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) have repelled 11 terrorists after destroying their camps and recovering military grade weapons and other items during operations in Sokoto and Zamfara States.
Military sources revealed that the operations were conducted in Kamarawa, Kagara, Dan-gwandi, Zango, Kamarawa, Tseika, Bafarawa, Mallamawa, Makwa Ruwa and other communities of Shinkafi and Isah local government areas of Zamfara and Sokoto States.
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According to the General Officer Commander (GOC) 8 Division, Major General Mutkut and Commander 1 Brigade, Brig. Gen. Ahmed, confidence building patrol, the Joint Task Force (JTF) troops destroyed many bandit camps, neutralized 11 terrorists and recovered 19 motorcycles, 1 RPG7 gun, 1 PKT magazine, 3 AK 47 rifles and 1 smoke gun.
Other items recovered include; 47 rounds of PKT machine gun, 62 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and 9 smoke canisters.
The military sources revealed the troops could not allow the bandits freedom of movement and action long Maradun-Jihinya Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
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KOKOTV reports that since the assumption of duty by the new GOC 8 Division Sokoto, Major General Mutkut and the recent redeployment of Commander 1 Brigade/Joint Task Force Northwest of Operation Hadarin Daji, Brigadier General Ahmed, the men have intensified the onslaught against the marauding bandits.
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