A detachment of the Nigerian Army tagged ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ has killed an unknown number of terrorists and dislodged their camps in Gando-Kairu forests, Bukuyum Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.
The combatants engaged the terror group allegedly loyal to Shadari Kachalla, a well-known terror leader, from Friday, April 8 up till Monday, April 11.
Members of operation Hadarin Daji had responded to a terror attack on neighbouring communities of Bukuyum and Danko/Wasagu LGAs of Zamfara and Kebbi states, northwestern Nigeria.
A resident in one of the affected areas, Alhaji Sani Jankuro, told HumAngle “the operation led to the killing of scores of terrorists at the forest area which also led to the recovery of over a hundred motorcycles belonging to the gangs in Gando-Kaiwa forests.”
Another eyewitness, Muhammad Hamisu, saw hundreds of motorcycles confiscated by the Nigerian Army.
“If fact, this evening we sighted a few terrorists on the run without any arms. They were running for their lives,” Hamisu said.
Meanwhile, the operatives met with another attack on Takalafiya village carried out by another terrorist group, on Sunday, April 10 at about 8:45 p.m. (WAT).
The gang attacked the village while residents were observing their Isha’i prayer at the Mosque.
Bashar Ibrahim Kairu, a local, said that “three innocent people were killed while six others were kidnapped during the attack.”
Those killed during the attack include Yakubu Adamu, Imrana Muhammad and Ismail kabiru, all from Takalafiya village. Whereas Kabiru Maigero, Ayuba Adamu Dan-Inna, Hashimu Haruna, Umar Sahabi, and two others were taken away.
When HumAngle contacted the Zamfara State headquarters of operation Hadarin Daji in Gusau, a Major Ahmad said “our men, the gallant officers of the Nigerian Army are still working there. We will link you up with our public relations officer as soon as the records of the successes gathered are put together.”
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