Nigerian Army hands over 778 women, children rescued from Darul-Salam terrorist’s camp to 17 States
By Our reporter
Aug. 31, 2020 -The Nigerian Army has handed over 778 women and children rescued during the recent military clamp down on the camp of the Darul- Salam Islamic sect at Uttu, Toto Local Government Area, Nasarawa State to 17 States.
The women and children are from 17 Northern states including: Kano, Sokoto, Yobe, Gombe, Niger, Jigawa, Borno and Kaduna
Others are Kogi, Bauchi, Kwara, Kebbi, Taraba, Katsina, Zamfara, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), Abuja
Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Nigeria Army, Doma, Major Gen. Gadzama Ali, said the military operation was necessitated because of the sad threat to security arising from kidnapping, armed robbery.
He said they were also several complaints of abduction for slavery and sex wives, ransome and cattle rustling which also led to carrying out the operation.
Ali said the operation which is tagged “Operation Nut Cracker” being conducted aims to clear terrorists from Ugya and Panda forests, destroy the terrorists camps where he women and children were rescued.
The Major-Gen. said the troops also recovered weapons including rocket launchers, explosive devices, guns and several ammunition among other dangerous weapons.
According to him, the operation was jointly carried out by the Nigerian Air Force and Command Army Records including Guards Brigade and the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services (DSS).