Zamfara: Army Kills 37 Bandits, Rescue 80 Victims

Zamfara: Army Kills 37 Bandits, Rescue 80 Victims
February 18 12:34 2019 Print This Article


The acting information officer of Operation Saharan Daji, Major Clement Abiade has revealed that 37 bandits were killed in a battle between the Nigeria Army and the bandits in Zamfara state, and 80 persons were said to have been rescued in the process.

The soldiers were said to be returning to their base after a long-range patrol before the incident occurred.

Major Abiade disclosed that the victims comprise men, women and children, rescued inside Dumburum Forest during the mop-up operations conducted by troops between February 4 and 14.

He also revealed that six suspected bandits and their allies were arrested while several weapons, ammunition and rustled cattle were recovered from their camps.

The information officer recalled that bandits had carried out a series of attacks on communities in Zamfara last year, leaving hundreds of innocent people killed and many injured, while some were kidnapped.

He, however, said, “The intensity and redoubled efforts in the conduct of military activities in the past months seem to be yielding tremendous successes, leading to the killing of some of the bandits, recovery of guns, ammunition and rustled cattle”.

Six soldiers were said to have lost their lives in the fierce battle with the bandits.

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