Over 15 abducted victims have been rescued by Special Forces Troops of the Joint Task Force Northwest Operation HADARIN DAJI of the Nigerian Army in Zamfara State.
According to Zalagoza Makama, a security expert in the Lake Chad region, the troops under the command of the General Officer Commanding 8 Division said the success was achieved on September 25, 2023.
He said the troops acted on an intelligence report about the abduction of an unspecified number of innocent persons from Kayan Boggo village under Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the North-West state.
Zagazola understands that the troops immediately mobilized and established a blocking position at a possible route suspected to be used by the bandits.
The security expert added that contact was made, and unspecified numbers of the bandits were naturalized, forcing them to flee and abandoning the kidnapped victims.
Military sources said that the victims were handed over to the district head of GWASHI to reunite the victims with their families.