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Troops kill two Sokoto terrorists



Troops kill two Sokoto terrorists

The Nigerian army says its troops on operation in North West Nigeria have killed two terrorists while protecting Damba Dikko  in Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

The troops also rescued two villagers in the encounter that occurred on Wednesday, March 6.

Disclosing this in a statement  on Thursday, was Army spokesperson, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu.

Nwachukwu  said the Army medical personnel were attending to villagers who suffered injuries during the encounter.

He also said  troops  on operation in South South Nigeria rescued four kidnap victims abducted in Edo State.

According to him the victims included a lady and three men. He said the kidnappers were tracked by the troops who engaged  them  in firefight before rescuing the victims.

He said: “The troops apprehended one of the kidnappers, who is currently undergoing preliminary investigation and will be subsequently handed over to the appropriate prosecuting agency.

“One of the rescued victims who suffered from shock and fatigue has been evacuated to a medical facility, where he is receiving treatment, while others have been handed over to their families.”