19 December 2020 By Ifeayin Osita
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have arrested three criminals and killed one armed bandit in Zamfara State.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
The statement explains that in continuation of efforts to forestall banditry and other criminal activities in the North West Zone of the Country, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI have sustained an aggressive fighting posture in the Zone.
The statement states that on 17 December 2020, troops of Forward Operating Base Shinkafi, while on night patrol, came in contact with some armed bandits at Bakinruwa in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, and engaged the criminals who fled in disarray due to troops’ overwhelming superior firepower.
It notes that during the encounter, one of the armed bandits was eliminated, while two were arrested.
According to the statement, One AK-47 rifle and a loaded magazine were also recovered from the criminals.
In a related development, on 18 December 2020, troops deployed to Shinkafi arrested one Zainab at Shinkafi town in Shinkafi Local Government of Zamfara State, who was found
roaming the town in police uniform.
A preliminary investigation according to the statement further reveals that the suspect is from Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of the State and has been involved in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
The statement adds that all arrested suspects have been handed over to the appropriate prosecuting Agency for necessary action.