Nigerian Special Forces Rescue Over 15 Kidnapped Victims in Zamfara State

Nigerian Special Forces Rescue Over 15 Kidnapped Victims in Zamfara State

Nigerian Special Forces Rescue Over 15 Kidnapped Victims in Zamfara State

In a commendable display of valor and determination, the Special Forces Troops of the Joint Task Force Northwest, Operation HADARIN DAJI, a division of the Nigerian Army, have once again rescued over 15 kidnapped victims in the North-Western region of Zamfara State.

Successful Operation

This significant achievement, as reported by Zalagoza Makama, a security expert in the Lake Chad region, was executed under the leadership of the General Officer Commanding of the 8 Division.

The operation, deemed successful, unfolded on September 25, 2023.

Intelligence-Driven Action

The operation was initiated following a crucial intelligence report revealing the abduction of an unspecified number of innocent individuals from Kayan Boggo village, located in the Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Swift and Tactical Response

In response to this intelligence, the Special Forces Troops swiftly mobilized and established a blocking position along a suspected route believed to be used by the bandits.

This tactical positioning allowed them to engage with the bandits.

Bandits Forced to Flee

During the operation, the troops engaged the bandits, leading to the neutralization of an unspecified number of them.

This pressure caused the bandits to abandon their captives and flee the scene.

Reunion with Families

Following their rescue, the victims were handed over to the district head of GWASHI, ensuring their safe return to their families.

Nigerian Army Addresses Delay in Soldiers’ Feeding Allowance Payment

In related news, the Nigerian Army has clarified the reasons behind the delay in disbursing food allowances to soldiers responsible for securing the Zungeru Hydro Electricity Dam Project in Niger State.

The Army has categorically denied allegations of senior officers diverting the three months’ Ration Cash Allowances (RCA) meant for the soldiers.

Explanation for Delay

Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, released a statement clarifying that the delay in payment was due to the receipt of funds from the concerned institution occurring later than expected.

Commitment to Troop Welfare

The statement reaffirmed the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of its troops and emphasized its zero-tolerance stance toward any form of financial misappropriation.

This reassurance was made under the leadership of Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja.

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