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Military kills 5 bandits, capture four in Zamfara State operation

Five bandits were killed by troops of the Nigerian Army in two separate operations in Zamfara State, Northwest region.

In addition, a camp of the bandits and various arms and ammunitions were also recovered from the bandits, captured foru of them and intercepted the bandits’ arms runner and logistics supplier.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja said in a statement on Sunday morning that “in continuation of clearance operations against Bandits and Cattle rustlers  in parts of Zamfara State, troops of Operation KATSINA  under Operation ACCORD on 5 June 2020 intercepted a Bandits’ Gun-runner and Logistics supplier. Items recovered include 496 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and one Bajaj Motorcycle in Mararraba Maigora in Faskari LGA.

“Similarly, in a cordon and search  Operation at Yauyau and Zandam villages, troops neutralized 3 Bandits and captured 4. Items recovered include 7 Dane guns, 3 mobile phones and two Motorcycles. Those captured are in custody for interrogations.

“Furthermore, on 6 June 2020 troops engaged fleeing bandits along Dunya- Dangeza road and recovered 2 Dane guns and 4 Motorcycles. Additionally, troops destroyed the Daban Jabi camp of a notorious Bandit Leader known as Dan Jangeru. Also at Warnu village 2 bandits were neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds, one AK  47 rifle was recovered in the process.”

General Enenche said that while the Military High Command has congratulated Operation HADARIN DAJI and Air Component of Operation ACCORD, for their dexterity, it is requesting the general public “to continue  to provide timely and credible information that would assist in eliminating bandits and other criminal elements in the country.”

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