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War against banditry: Troops kill 5 bandits, capture 4 others, destroy their camp in Zamfara state.

The Military on Sunday said troops implementing Operation Accord against migrating armed bandits killed 5 bandits and arrested 4 others during the weekend.

A statement by Coordinator, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche said, “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.

“The Military High Command congratulates Operation Hadarin Daji and Air Component of Operation Accord, for their dexterity.

“While the general public is requested 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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