Troops rescue babies, 5 women after 2 months in captivity in Zamfara

The rescued victims

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, in a daring operation, successfully stormed Kuyambana Forest in Zamfara State, rescuing two babies and five women who were kidnapped in January 2024, from Marange Village in Kagara Local Government Area of Niger State.

Lieutenant Suleiman Omale, Information Officer Operation Hadarin Daji in a statement on Thursday, said, the victims, who endured months of captivity, were liberated following the relentless offensive operations carried out by the vigilant troops in the Kuyambana General area of Zamfara State.

According to the statement, among the rescued were two infants and five women.

He said: “The successful rescue operation came as a result of the unwavering pressure exerted on the bandits by the troops, leading to the victims’ escape from the terrorists’ enclaves.

“The interception by the troops on March 13, 2024, marked the beginning of their journey to freedom.

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“Upon their rescue, the victims underwent debriefing sessions and were promptly handed over to the relevant authorities for the necessary procedures to reunite them with their respective families.

“Major General GM Mutkut, the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Sokoto, lauded the tactical prowess and professionalism exhibited by the troops during the rescue mission.

“He commended their dedication and urged them to maintain the momentum until all nefarious elements are eradicated, ensuring the restoration of peace and normalcy in the region,” the statement added.

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