The Troops of the Nigerian Army under the Joint Task Force in the North West, Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) has rescued 35 kidnapped victims in Katsina state.
The Information officer to the operation, Capt. Yahaya Ibrahim stated this in a statement issued in Gusau on Monday.
According to him, the troops also in a search and rescue clearance operations neutralised two terrorists.
“The success was achieved on Jan. 27, during clearance operation to some identified terrorist camps at Dumburum forest.
“During the operation troops had an encounter with the armed terrorists, neutralised two of them while others escaped with severe gunshot wounds.
“Among the 35 rescued victims incude 19 males, 12 females as well as Four children.
“All the rescued victims were handed over to the Katsina State Government by the Nigerian Army,” he said. (NAN)