The Nigerian Army has said that troops of the Joint Task Force, North West, Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD), in Katsina State have rescued 35 kidnap victims and killed two terrorists in during a search-and-rescue operation.
The Information Officer of Operation Hadarin Daji, Captain Yahaya Ibrahim, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday said that the operation was carried out on January 27, during a clearance operation to some identified terrorist camps at Dumburum forest in the state.
Captain Ibrahim said that during the operation, troops had an encounter with the armed terrorists, killing two of the terrorists while others escaped with severe gunshot wounds.
He said that the rescued victims include 19 males, 12 females as well as four children and that they were immediately handed over to the Katsina State Government by the Commander 17 Brigade Nigerian Army/Sector 2 Operation Hadarin Daji, Brig Gen OA Fadairo.
The commander pledged to continue the attack on the terrorist enclaves in the state.