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Published On: Sun, Jun 7th, 2020

Troops kill 5 bandits in Zamfara, captured many others

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

In continuation of clearance operations against bandits and cattle rustlers in parts of Zamfara State, the military said its troops of Operation Katsina under Operation Accord killed 5 bandits in Zamfara.

The military in a statement issued yesterday by Major General, John Enenche, Coordinator,
Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, said “on 5 June 2020 the troops intercepted a bandits’ gun-runner and supplier 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 many others. The troops also recovered 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 bandits 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.”

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