12 Terrorists Killed in a Fierce Gun Battle With Army Troops in Maru, Zamfara State


In a fierce gun battle with terrorists in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized 12 of the terrorists, compelling others to flee.

Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter-terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Monday 15 April 2024, made a significant inroad into terrorists' enclave in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, where they destroyed the camp and exterminated the terrorists.

According to Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations in a statement revealed that troops Acted on credible intelligence on the activities of the terrorists, troops conducted a targeted clearance operation to dismantle the suspected terrorists' operational base in the town of Maru. 

The troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, 12 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, and two locally fabricated gun. 

Additionally, our troops captured 10 operational motorbikes used for mobility by the terrorists and 18 rustled cows. The troops destroyed the terrorists' base after dislodging them.

The successful operation is a testament to the dedication of our troops in the fight against terrorism and insurgency. The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of our citizens and will continue to take decisive action to curb terrorists' activities in the region.

Nigerian Army reaffirms its resolve to sustain the momentum in the ongoing efforts to rid the North West and other troubled areas of terrorism and insurgency. 

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