- The aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other criminal activities in the north continues
- In a successful onslaught in two northern states, several armed bandits were neutralised
- The troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have continued to record more successes in routing out the criminals
The Nigerian Armed Forces have continued their operations in the north-central region of the country to rid the area of bandits terrorizing residents.
Several armed bandits in Kuriya village of Kaura Namoda LGA of Zamfara state were successfully neutralised by troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on Saturday, January 9.
The coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche made the disclosure in a statement released and shared on the Facebook page of Defence Headquarters Nigeria.
Enenche said the operation was launched after actionable intelligence was gathered with close air support by the Air Component who made contact with bandits at Kuriya village.
The soldiers swiftly mobilized to the scene, during which no fewer than 50 armed bandits were killed in action and 4 soldiers sustained injuries.
The defence media coordinator said items recovered from the bandits include 272 livestock.
In another operation, Enenche said troops deployed at Dunya village of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state recovered 62 livestock from armed bandits while on routine patrol. The bandits fled into the bush on sighting the soldiers.
The troops have been commended by the Miltary High Command fr their efforts and also encouraged to remain committed in the fight against insurgency.
Soldiers overpower bandits in 3 states
Legit.ng had reported earlier that an attempted armed bandits’ attack on commuters travelling from Bayelsa state to Jos was foiled by troops of Operation Whirl Stroke on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Enenche who made this known in a statement released said the criminals were reported to have mounted an illegal check-point on the road and stopped the commercial vehicle to rob the passengers.
However, the troops deployed at Udei general area, who were on routine patrol along Markudi - Lafiya Road intervened promptly.
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