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Sharan Daji: Troops eliminate Scores of Bandits’, Free Kidnapped Victims; Set Hideouts/Camps on Fire, in Zamfara state.

Sharan Daji: Troops eliminate Scores of Bandits’, Free Kidnapped Victims; Set Hideouts/Camps on Fire, in Zamfara state.

Nigerian Troops fighting to clear out bandits from States in the North West of the country have killed more than 30 bandits in several shootouts in Zamfara State while some notorious bandit leaders have been arrested.

A statement from ‘Operation Sharan Daji’ said, “In continuation with the ongoing Operation Sharan Daji to root out bandits in the North West, troops conducted several raids and ambush operations in major identified camps and routes in Maradun, Tsafe and Zurmi Local Government Areas of Zamfara State.

“During recent clearance operation along Mashema, Kwadi, kalage, Gambiru and Kagara axis, heavy fight ensued between troops and bandits.

“However, due to overwhelming military fire power, a reasonable number of bandits were neutralized and their camps were set ablaze.

“This successful feat has created relative peace and spurred massive returns of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their villages in Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA).

“Likewise, during another encounter at DABAN- DOKA village near Dansadau, Zamfara state, troops laid ambush along bandits’ identified routes where twenty (20) bandits were neutralized.

“Some bandits escaped with gunshot wounds and several motorcycles were burnt.

“In one of the troops encounter with the bandits, 2 notorious bandits; Bello Danboko and Sani Maza were eliminated in Yanwari ward near Yankuzo and Mai Tukunya village near Dansadau all in Zamfara State.

“In another development, the troops commenced aggressive day and night fighting patrols around Kyaranke and Giwabawa villages in Kanoma District of Maru LGA, following a tip off on imposition of one million naira (#1m) levy each on the 2 villages.

“Another tip off led to the rescue and recovery of kidnapped victims and the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#500, 000.00) ransom from kidnappers in Subulu forest.

“Additionally, the troops in their recent exploits apprehended 2 notorious bandits, who are known for terrorizing Maradun town and its environs.

“Namely Muhammad Aminu and another one popularly called Yellow at Tashan Udda in Maradun LGA.

“The Bandits are undergoing interrogation. Some weapons, ammunitions, motorcycles, phones and large herds of cows were recovered.

“The Force Commander, Operation Sharan Daji, Major General Mohammed Mohammed wishes to assure the law abiding citizens that, the troops are poised to ensure quick restoration of peace and safety in all the vulnerable areas in Kaduna and Zamfara States.

“He urged the populace to continue to give credible information for the success of the operation. General Mohammed said, recent successes recorded are as a result of collaborative efforts between the troops and the locals.”

Colonel Muhammad Dole
Force Information Officer
Operation Sharan Daji.

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