- Troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, carried out a clearance operation in Maru local government area of Zamfara state
- The soldiers killed 9, while a few escaped with gun shot wounds
- Three AK-47 rifles, 4 AK-47 rifle magazines, 5 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a machete and 24 motorcycles were recovered from the bandits
The troops of 1 Division in conjunction with other security agencies have been making tremendous progress in continuation of the concerted efforts of clearing cattle rustlers, armed bandits and kidnappers in the north western geo-political region.
A statement by the acting director army public relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade, Nigerian army embarked on a patrol to Maru local government area of Zamfara state.
The troops encountered and engaged notorious armed bandits who have been wrecking havoc on the communities, killing 9, while a few escaped with gun shot wounds.
The team recovered 3 AK-47 rifles, 4 AK-47 rifle magazines, 5 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a machete and 24 motorcycles.
In a related development and in a sheer act of bravery, local vigilantes at 'Yargada village, Gusau Local Government Area apprehended another armed bandit.
Buoyed by this success, the troops morale is very high and are determined to continue to enhance the general security of their respective areas of operation through patrols, raids and clearance operations.