“Troops of 223 Battalion deployed in operation IDON RAINI on 6 June 18 embarked on a raid operation at Danguru, Babandoka Forest of Dansadau district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State following a report of bandits activities in the area.
“Three of the bandits were killed during the encounter and their camps also destroyed.
“Similarly, troops also embarked on raid operation in Gobirawa and Kwacha villages around Madaka Forest, still in Dansadau district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
“Two of the bandits were neutralized during that encounter while others fled following a superior fire power of the troops.
A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations said, “Efforts are on to get other members of the fleeing bandits by the troops.
Items recovered from the bandits include: One motorcycle and a mobile phone.
“The public is once again advised to report any suspicious activities or movements to the law enforcement agents for prompt action” he said.
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