The Nigerian military conducting Operation Sharan Daji to flush out bandits in Zamfara, on Saturday said it had neutralised 20 bandits and freed their captives.
The Force Information Officer of the operation, Col. Muhammad Dole, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna.“In continuation of the ongoing Operation SHARAN DAJI, the troops conducted several raids and ambush operations in major identified camps and routes in Maradun, Tsafe and Zurmi Local Goverment Areas of Zamfara State,” he said.
He recalled that during the encounter at DABAN-DOKA village near Dansadau, troops layed ambush along bandits’ identified routes where the 20 criminals met their waterloo.
“Some bandits escaped with gunshot wounds and several motorcycles were burnt.“In one of the troops encounter with the bandits, 2 notorious bandits, Bello Danboko and Sani Maza, were eliminated in Yanwari ward near Yankuzo and Mai Tukunya village near Dansadau all in Zamfara,” he added.
He said the troops had begun aggressive day and night fighting patrols around Kyaranke and Giwabawa villages in Kanoma District of Maru area, following a tip-off on imposition of one million Naira levy each on the 2 villages.“Another tip-off led to the rescue and recovery of kidnapped victims and the sum of N500,000 ransom from kidnappers in Subulu forest.”
Dole added that the troops in their recent exploits, apprehended 2 notorious bandits, known for terrorising Maradun town and its environs.The spokesman identified the alleged abandits as Muhammad Aminu and another one popularly called Yellow at Tashan Udda in Maradun.
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