Troops Neutralize Terrorist Threat, Clear Road Blockade in Zamfara

In ongoing efforts to combat terrorist activities in the Northwest region, Nigerian Army troops conducted separate operations in Zamfara and Katsina States on Monday, dismantling road blockades set up by kidnappers and neutralizing several terrorists.

In Zamfara State, troops responded to a distress call regarding a blockade on the Anka-Bagega road, erected by terrorists to hinder the movement of vehicles and goods, and to facilitate the abduction of civilians.

Vigilant troops swiftly arrived at the scene and engaged the terrorists in combat, forcing them to abandon their mission and flee. Recovered items include an AK-47 rifle, 2 AK-47 magazines, 5 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and a motorbike. Pursuit operations are underway to thwart any further terrorist activities in the area.

In a separate operation in Katsina state, troops cleared numerous insurgents’ camps in the Yar’Malamai and Hamfudin general areas of Faskari Local Government Area, resulting in the elimination of one terrorist during a shootout.

The troops also confiscated a locally fabricated gun, 2 motorcycles, 6 mobile phones, and various other items.