Nigerian Army Kills Terrorist Leader, Junaidu Fasagora, Details Emerge

Nigerian Army Kills Terrorist Leader, Junaidu Fasagora, Details Emerge

  • Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have reportedly eliminated another terrorist leader, Junaidu Sheu, popularly known as Junaidu Fasagora
  • The dreaded terrorist leader has wreaked havoc in Bukuyyum area of Zamfara state in the northwest geopolitical zone
  • reports that hundreds of people have been killed and thousands of civilians displaced in more than a decade of the fight against terrorism in Nigeria journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering security matters in Nigeria.

Tsafe, Zamfara state - Nigerian Army troops deployed in Zamfara state said they have killed a notorious terrorist leader, Junaidu Fasagora.

Eliminated along with Fasagora were scores of other terrorists "after a ferocious Artillery bombardment and ground battle" in Tsafe general area of Zamfara state.

Troops kill notorious terrorist leader Junaidu Fasagora
Troops eliminate terrorist kingpin, Junaidu Fasagora. Photo credit: @HQNigerianArmy
Source: Twitter

A statement shared on the verified X page of the Nigerian Army made this known on Wednesday evening, March 27.

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The statement partly reads:

"Junaidu Fasagora and his terrorist group have long been responsible for a series of kidnappings and other terrorist activities against the populace across several states in the northwest.
"Their elimination marks a crucial victory in the fight against terrorism and insurgency."

Army kills terrorists in Katsina

Similarly, troops conducting offensive operations on terrorist camps neutralised two terrorists at Garin Rinji general area in Batsari local government area of Katsina state following a gun battle.

The troops overwhelmed the insurgents with superior firepower, destroyed several hideouts and recovered two motorcycles and 25 rustled livestock.

The troops vowed that they would sustain offensive operations to clear terrorists in Nigeria.

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Anti-terrorism: Matawalle commends Nigerian Army

Earlier, reported that Bello Muhammad Matawalle, the minister of state for defence, commended the Nigerian Army over its successful operations around Tungar Mangwaro in Niger state.

The minister specifically commended the Army for neutralising over 30 armed bandits. He congratulated the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TA Lagbaja and the Nigerian Army in general.


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