Nigerian Army Records Significant Gains Against Terrorism in Kaduna, Zamfara, and Abia States

The Nigerian Army has reported notable achievements in its ongoing operations against terrorism and insurgency across Kaduna, Zamfara, and Abia states, demonstrating its steadfast commitment to national security.

Success in Kaduna State

In Kaduna, troops executed a decisive two-day operation in Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Areas. During this operation, they engaged and neutralized five terrorists in a fierce battle at Dantarau. The operation led to the recovery of a substantial cache of arms, including:

  • 2 AK-47 rifles
  • 1 fabricated submachine gun (SMG)
  • 9 AK-47 magazines
  • 250 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition
  • 2 motorcycles
  • 2 handheld radios

The operation significantly disrupted terrorist activities along the Maro-Enugu community axis, enhancing security in the region.

Operations in Zamfara State

In Zamfara, troops stationed along the Gusau-Tsafe-Funtua road swiftly responded to a distress call in the Angwan Chida area of Tsafe Local Government. They thwarted a kidnapping attempt involving occupants of a Toyota Corolla. During the rescue, troops engaged the terrorists in a fierce shootout, neutralizing two assailants and rescuing four passengers. The operation led to the recovery of:

  • 2 AK-47 rifles
  • 3 magazines
  • 31 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition
  • 1 motorcycle
  • The vehicle involved in the abduction attempt

Raid in Abia State

In Abia, troops conducted a successful raid on an identified IPOB/ESN enclave in Igboro Forest, Arochukwu Local Government Area. The operation overcame three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the terrorists and recovered:

  • 3 locally fabricated Rocket-Propelled Grenades (RPGs)
  • 1 locally fabricated Artillery Gun

The terrorists were forced to flee under superior firepower. One soldier sustained a minor injury from shrapnel and is receiving medical attention.

Overall Impact

These operations have dealt significant blows to terrorist networks in these states. The raids and patrols not only disrupted the activities of the terrorists but also restored a sense of security and confidence among the local communities.

The Nigerian Army remains committed to the safety and security of its citizens and continues to make substantial progress in combating terrorism across the nation.

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