Troops kill scores of terrorists ,recover firearms during offensive operations in NW

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By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, said scores of terrorists have met their Waterloo during the aggressive onslaughts conducted against them by troops of Operation FOREST SANITY in some states within the North West zone of the country.

Major General Danmadami disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday.

He noted that, “on 17 Jan 23, troops of Op FOREST SANITY deployed at Danali in Danmusa LGA of Kastina State while on fighting patrol along Road Maidabino- Danmusa encountered and engaged terrorists in a fire fight in which 2 bandits were neutralized. Also two (2) Ak 47 rifles and three (3) MCs were recovered.”

“Also on 18 January 2023, troops of Op FOREST SANITY while on fighting patrol to Dunya in Danmusa LGA of Katsina encountered terrorists at Dangeza Village Tps engaged the terrorists in a fire fight and neutralized one (1), troops also recovered one ( 1 ) AK 47 rifle mounted on a motorcycle with two (2) magazines, and one (1) Baofeng HHR. Additionaly on the same day, troops conducted clearance operation to Malekachi, Munhaye, Awala, Mairairai, Kabari villages in Danko-Wasagu and Maru Local Government Areas of Kebbi and Zamfara States respectively.

“Troops made contact with terrorists at various locations and a fire fight ensued. Following the encounter, troops neutralized seven (7) terrorist , recovered four (4) vehicles and eight (8) motorcycles which were destroyed.

“Troops also recovered three (3) AK 47 rifles, one (1) SMG, thirty two (32) rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition,one (1) Baofeng radio, two (2) laptops and ten (10) mobile phones amongst others items.”

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