18 January 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have eliminated thirty five armed bandits and recovered some livestock in Zamfara State.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operation, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
The statement explains that following credible intelligence on movement of armed bandits with rustled animals at Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State, troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje on 17 January 2021, responded immediately and made contact with bandits.
The statement notes that in the course of the encounter thirty armed bandits were neutralised while twenty four cows and unspecified number of sheep were recovered.
Similarly, still on same 17 January 21, troops deployed at Maradun received information of reprisal attack by armed bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State and troops swiftly mobilized to the area to forestall the reprisal attack.
It states that troops were ambushed short of Janbako village where firefight ensued and the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits and eliminated five of them.
Currently troops are in pursuit of fleeing bandits.
In another development, following a tip off, two suspected bandits collaborators named Mustapha Sani and Murtala Sani were arrested at Dungun Muazu village in Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State.
The statement adds that the Suspects are in custody for further action.
The statement further adds that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation and shall not relent until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country.