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Troops kill three suspected terrorists, rescue 6 hostages in Sokoto



Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on Thursday killed three suspected terrorists and rescued six kidnapped victims in Sokoto State.

The Nigerian Army confirmed the development in a statement posted on its verified X handle on Friday.

The statement read: “The offensive clearance operation which took place on the 14th December 2023 at Bauni village and Bauni forest in the state led to a gun duel that lasted for several hours.

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“However, troops’ aggressiveness and firepower superiority forced the terrorists to abandon their hideouts and flee in disarray, leading to the rescue of six kidnapped victims while three terrorists were neutralized.

“Two AK-47 rifles were recovered as well as 19 magazines, ammunition, two Dane guns, motorcycles, radios (walkie-talkies), and other items.

“All terrorist enclaves discovered and recovered motorcycles were destroyed instantly during the operation.”

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