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Zamfara: Military confirms killing of bandits

The Nigerian Military beneath Operation Sharan Daji has confirmed the killing of 4 bandits in Zamfara. The military additionally stated the criminals wounded six Nigerien troopers concerned within the operation, Zamfara Military confirms killing of bandits

This was disclosed by the Pressure Commander and GOC eight Division of the Nigerian Military, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, at a information convention in Gusau on Saturday.

Otiki stated this occurred when personnel of the operation engaged the bandits in a fierce battle within the bushes of Shinkafi Native Authorities Space of the state final Thursday.

He stated simultaneous air and land operations carried out by the Nigerian Military and the Nigerian Air Pressure with further assist from the Niger Republic troopers had considerably decimated the bandits working in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi and Katsina states as much as components of the neighbouring Niger Republic.

“Within the early hours of Thursday 25 April 19, troops of the joint patrol of Nigeria and Niger Republic had been ambushed by armed bandits at Kamarawa close to Shinkafi, in the course of the fierce battle that ensued, the bandits withdrew in disarray resulting from superior firepower forsaking a number of casualties from their aspect as others took off with a number of bullet wounds.

“The troops of OPSD and HARBIN KUNAMA III have recorded some success, a complete of 4 bandits had been neutralized whereas seven suspected informants and logisticians had been arrested.

“I need to emphasise that a few of the arrested bandit collaborators had been picked up based mostly on credible intelligence derived from discrete monitoring additional time, outstanding amongst these classes of suspects is the Vice Chairman of Anka LGA, Alhaji Yahuza Ibrahim.

“A number of the objects recovered throughout these kinetic operations towards the bandits embody three AK 47, two G3 Rifles, three Dane weapons, two AK 47 magazines, seven bikes and foodstuff.

“Troops additionally recovered 28 bikes beneath the interval in focus whereas on the 24 April, 2019, troops performing on credible data intercepted a car conveying giant portions of meals objects to bandits at Bayan Ruwa.

“Equally, on the identical day, a suspected logistics provider, Mr Abdullahi Dan Kulodo, aged 22 was arrested alongside Makera/Maradun street on his method to Tunau Magaji village, the suspect was in possession of huge consignments of varied toiletries, cooking and home items, medicine and a bike,” he stated.

He stated all of the suspects could be handed over to the police after a preliminary investigation by the military.

The GOC who thanked the governments of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Katsina states for his or her assist to the operations assured that the troops will proceed to stay skilled within the discharge of their constitutional function and urged all law-abiding residents to proceed to volunteer well timed data to safety businesses in order that they will comprise the state of affairs.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the briefing was a part of common conferences with the media to replace most of the people on the actions of the operation.

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