By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian Army said its troop of Operation Hadarin Daji at the weekend killed about 26 bandits in different locations in Zamfara and Katsina States.
A statement issued at the weekend by Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General, Benard Onyeuko, said the operation was launched while the officers acting on credible intelligence.
It said 2 bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state were killed in the operation.
“The successful operation led to the recovery of 17 Rounds of 7.62 mm of AK 47 and 1 Motor Cycle.
“In the same vein, Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI while on patrol at Gando, rescued 7 males and 2 females kidnapped by bandits. The victims have been handed over to their families. Also, about 42 cattles and 38 sheep were recovered. Troops are currently dominating the area with patrols which has helped to build confidence of locals.
“Similarly, Troops of Operation of Hadarin Daji on 19 March 2020 responded to a distress call on the movement of bandits with rustled animals within Gurbin Magarya, Kwari and Garin Gado villages of Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. In the course of operation, 24 bandits were killed in action, 4 AK 47 rifles, 2 locally made pistols and 3 Dane guns were recovered.”