- Some armed bandits have been repelled by the troops in Zamfara state
- Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the director of Army public relations, said the incident happened on Tuesday, March 18
- According to him, the Chief of Army Staff has already congratulated the gallant troops while charging them to keep up the momentum until the entire northwest zone is rid of armed bandits
The troops of sector 3 Operation HADARIN DAJI on Tuesday, March 18, stormed Kabasa village in Magami local government of Zamfara state where armed bandits were attacking locals.
Legit.ng reports that the director of Army public relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on the Facebook page of the Army, said the action was taken following a credible tip-off.
Yerima said the timely arrival of troops forestalled a deadly kidnap and plundering operations by armed bandits which, according to him, was underway.
He said they were swiftly engaged by troops who successfully neutralized scores while others escaped into the forest with bullet wounds.
The army, however, said that one soldier paid the supreme sacrifice and that three others who sustained various degrees of injuries during the encounter are currently receiving medical treatment.
Yerima also noted that the troops have dominated the general area with aggressive patrols and have continued further exploitation and pursuit of the bandits into the forest.
He also stated that troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI responded to a distress call that armed bandits were attacking Gidan Goga village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara state.
Troops swiftly mobilised to the area and engaged the bandits with superior firepower, killing 3 while others fled in disarray, some with gunshot wounds.
It was reported that the police officers were attacked on Thursday, March 18, at Neni junction in Anaocha local government area of the state.
The assailants reportedly burned the security vehicle belonging to the policemen.
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