Troops kill four bandits in Zamfara

Four bandits were on Friday killed by troops of the Operation Hadarin Daji in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

A reliable source confirmed this to Sunday PUNCH, saying the troops deployed in Forward Operation Base in Faru village got information that the bandits were preparing to attack Bagabuzu village.

He added, “On receiving the information, the gallant troops swiftly mobilised to the area and engaged the armed bandits in a gun duel and denied them access to the villages. After the encounter, four bandits were neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds. While repelling the attack, the troops recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun, one FN rifle and 123 rounds of special ammunition.”

He said a recent coordinated operation by the troops, they had cleared bandits camps at Mutuwa, Guda tudu, Kawar, Dantayawa, Gidan Kare, Mahuta and Gyado villages in Zamfara and Sokoto states respectively.

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