Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have said no fewer than 50 bandits have been killed in an aggressive clearance operation at Kuriya village in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have no fewer than 50 bandits in an aggressive clearance operation at Kuriya village in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara, Defence Headquarters said.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, in a statement on Sunday, said the troops also recovered about 334 rustled livestock from the bandits during the encounter.
Mr.Enenche said the operation was carried out by the gallant troops with close air support by the air component, following actionable intelligence on the activities of the bandits in the location.
He said that four soldiers were wounded in the encounter.
According to him, human intelligence confirms that no fewer than 50 armed bandits were killed in the encounter.
“Equally, troops recovered 272 livestock from the bandits .
“In another development, troops deployed at Dunya village of Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina also recovered 62 livestock from bandits who fled into the bush on sighting troops on fighting patrol.
“Currently the gallant troops have continued 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 encourages them not rest on their oars until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country,” he said.