By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Troops of the Nigeria Army in the ongoing Operation Saharan Daji has killed 22 bandits in raids on major bandits camps and hideout across Zamfara State.
A statement by the Force Information Officer, Operation Sharan Daji, Colonel Muhammad Dole said during recent clearance operation along Mashema, Kwadi, kalage, Gambiru and Kagara axis, heavy fight ensued between troops and bandits where reasonable
number of bandits were neutralised and their camps were set ablaze.
“During another encounter at Daban- Doka village near Dansadau, Zamfara state, troops layed ambush along bandits’ identified routes where 20 bandits were neutralised. 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 State”, he said.
Dole said the troops had also commenced aggressive day and night fighting patrols around Kyaranke and Giwabawa villages in Kanoma District of Maru LGA, following a tip off on imposition of One Million Naira levy each on the two 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”, he said.
He added that the troops in their recent exploits, have apprehended two notorious bandits, who are known for terrorising Maradun town and its environs namely Muhammad Aminu and one called Yellow at Tashan Udda in Maradun LGA.
The Operation Sharan Daji spokesman added that some weapons, ammunitions, motorcycles, phones and large herds of cows were recovered
“The Force Commander, Operation SHARAN DAJI, Major General Mohammed Mohammed wishes to assure the law abiding citizens that, the troops are poised to ensure quick restoration of peace and safety in all the vulnerable areas in Kaduna and Zamfara States”, he said.
Dole urged the people to continue to give credible information for the success of the operation as the recent successes recorded are as a result of collaborative efforts between the troops and the locals.