- Nigerian troops have been working round the clock to rid the country free of bandits
- Nigerian troops of Operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara state killed nine suspected armed bandits
- Five suspected bandits have been arrested, while two kidnap victims have been rescued
Nine suspected armed bandits have been killed by troops of Operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara state, while two kidnap victims have been rescued.
Channels reports that the incident was confirmed on Monday, February 4, by the acting Force information officer of Operation Sharan Daji, Major Clement Abiade.
Legit.ng gathers that the bandits met their deaths during a clearance operation at Sunke forest in Shinkafi and Birnin Magaji local government area of the state.
According to Major Abiade, five suspected bandits were arrested while their camps were set ablaze and the kidnap victims were rescued.
Recovered from the bandits were several rounds of ammunition, a motorcycle, large quantities of illicit drugs, 45 gallons of fuel, a tanker and a water pumping machine.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that troops arrested a wanted Boko Haram member identified as Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri.
The disclosure was made in a statement on Thursday, January 10, by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, director general of army public relations.
The suspect was apprehended by combined troops of 195 Battalion, Mobile Policemen and Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
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The statement read: "Gallant troops of 7 Division Garrison carrying out cordon and search operations in conjunction with troops of 195 Battalion, Mobile Policemen and CJTF, in some parts of the fringes of Maiduguri today discovered and arrested a wanted Boko Haram terrorists group member called Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), hiding at Bulabulim Ngarnam community."
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