Troops eliminate over 50 bandits in zamfara state– DHQ

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…recover 334 livestock in Katsina , Zamfara states.

By Victor Akaa, Abuja.

The Defence Headquarters says,over 50 bandits were successfully neutralised by the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on 9 January 2021 in Kuriya village of Kaura Namoda LGA of Zamfara State.

The operation was conducted in collaboration of both the land and air components of Operation Hadarin Daji .

About 4 soldiers were also reportedly sustained some injuries. The report regrettably stated.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations (DMO), in a statement issued to Enugu Reporters says, a total of 334 livestock were also recovered in the two different operations conducted by the troops. 272 in Zamfara while 62 Katsina state respectively.

“Following actionable intelligence, the gallant troops with close air support by the Air Component, made contact with bandits at Kuriya village.

“In the course of the encounter, several bandits were killed in action while 4 soldiers sustained injuries.

“Human Intelligence confirmed that no fewer than 50 bandits were killed in the encounter. Equally, troops recovered 272 livestock from the bandits .

”Troops deployed at Dunya village of Danmusa LGA of Katsina State while on routine patrol recovered 62 livestock from bandits who fled into the bush on sighting troops.”

According to the statement, the gallant troops were currently continue to dominate the theatre of operation with aggressive patrols to deny criminals freedom of action.

“The Military High Command commends the gallant troops for the feats recorded and encouraged them not rest on their oars until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country.”

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