Military kill seven bandits, recover ammunitions, cattle

Nigerian Army has revealed that its troops under ‘Operation Sahel Sanity”, a component of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’, yesterday, killed seven suspected bandits.

The attack was during a shootout at Jigawar Malamai in Dan Musa Local Government Area of Katsina State and in Garin Maza, Tamuske and Garin Bagwari villages in Sabon Birni of Sokoto State, respectively.

A press statement signed by the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko, and made available to newsmen in Gusau, Zamfara State, said the success recorded was during a ‘clearance operation’ conducted on suspected hideouts of the bandits which resulted to operation fire for fire between the military and the bandits.

The statement noted that the troops deployed from ‘Forward Operation Base’’ at Danjibga in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, also recovered from rustlers over 121 cows and 37 sheep, which were eventually handed over to the Committee for Recovery of Rustled Animals for further action.

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The statement said: “Furthermore, troops of Defence Headquarters Special Operation Forces deployed in Batsari had a meeting engagement with some marauding armed bandits at Jigawar Mallamai in Danmusa LGA of Katsina State.”

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