- Operatives of the Nigerian military recently carried out a series of attacks in Zamfara and Katsina states
- The troops killed more than 100 unrepentant bandits in their various hideouts in both states
- Added to this, the soldiers also recovered a lot of weapons from the criminals and rescued at least 10 people kidnapped by them
Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have launched attacks on hideouts of unrepentant bandits in various locations in Zamfara and Katsina states, killing over 100 of them.
According to the acting force information officer of Operation Hadarin Daji, Captain Ayobami Oni-Orisan, the attacks were carried out in Anka, Maru, and Bukkuyum in Zamfara as well as in Jibia, Katsina, Channels TV reports.
Oni-Orisan said that the attacks were carried out by the military in the areas after the criminals failed to embrace the peace initiatives put forward by the state government of Zamfara.
He added that during the raids, not less than 10 persons who had been kidnapped by the bandits were rescued.
The spokesperson also said that among lethal weapons recovered by troops were a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) tube, 500 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 15 AK 47 rifles, one PKM Machine Gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb, 11 fully loaded magazines, 600 rustled cows and 23 Motorbikes, 4 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigerian soldiers attacked the hideouts and camps of bandits located around Jibia forests in Katsina state.
Heavy gunshots were heard as vehicles and planes conveying the soldiers were seen moving into the forests. Legit.ng gathers that the soldiers invaded the forests after Jibia town was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8.
Capt Kayode Owolabi, the spokesman of the 17th Army Brigade based in Katsina has reportedly confirmed the gun duel.
Owolabi said many bandits have been neutralised while two soldiers were injured in the attack.
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