Gallant troops have killed about 52 bandits in an operation by troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
Acccording to some sources, during the ongoing military operations in the state said the troops had a brawl with the bandits and overwhelmed them.
“Troops of operation Hadarin Daji have again neutralized several armed bandits, this time nothing less than 20 in a well-staged ambush in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State. This is coming on the heels of an earlier encounter between troops of the operation and armed bandits on the 3rd of February this year where the troops neutralized 32 bandits”, the source revealed.
The sources said “the latest success occurred on Friday, when the troops received credible intelligence on the purchase of arms by armed bandits in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
“The troops swiftly deployed to the area and staged an ambush on the bandits while making their way back to Sububu forest”.
It further that, “troops encountered the bandits and overwhelmed them with superior and effective firepower, forcing them to flee in disarray. However, the gallant troops neutralized nothing less than 20 bandits while several others fled into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds. Troops also recovered two Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyi (PKT) rifles and 1 AK 47 rifle.
This latest feat by the troops is coming on the heels of the neutralization of 32 armed bandits earlier on 3rd February 2021 during a massive clearance operation by operation Hadarin Daji.
In that encounter, according to military sources, troops also recovered 16 motorcycles and two AK 47 magazines from the criminal elements.