The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have lately killed about 26 bandits in numerous places in Zamfara and Katsina States.
The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this in a press release on Saturday in Abuja.
Onyeuko mentioned that the troops, performing on credible intelligence, killed two bandits in Bindim and Koli cities of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.
He added that the profitable operation led to the restoration of 17 rounds of seven.62 mm of AK 47 and a motorbike.
Onyeuko additionally disclosed that the identical troops whereas on patrol at Gando, rescued seven males and two females kidnapped by bandits.
According to him, the victims have been handed over to their households whereas about 42 cows and 38 sheep had been recovered.
He mentioned that troops had been at the moment dominating the realm with patrols which, in response to him, has helped to construct the boldness of locals.
Onyeoku additional disclosed that the troops had on March 19 responded to a misery name on the motion of bandits with rustled cattle inside Gurbin Magarya, Kwari and Garin Gado villages of Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to him, 24 of the bandits had been killed within the encounter whereas 47 rifles, two domestically made pistols and three Dane weapons had been recovered.
“The public is hereby inspired to offer credible data to the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“The Nigerian military and other security agencies remain resolute to the conduct of operation towards the security of lives and properties in line with the vision of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin,” he mentioned.
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