Troops of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Hadarin Daji in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday night neutralized four bandits.
The troops, according to a source engaged the bandits in a gun duel when they were about to attack a community in the local government.
The source explained that upon receiving the information, the troops quickly mobilised to the area and engaged the armed bandits in a gun duel and denied them assess to the villages.
He explained, “After the encounter, four bandits were neutralised while others escaped with gun wounds. While repelling the attack, the troops recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun, one FN Rifle and 123 rounds of special ammunition from the bandits.”
He stated that the troops cleared bandits’ camps at Mutuwa, Guda tudu, Kawar, Dantayawa, Gidan Kare, Mahuta and Gyado villages of Zamfara and Sokoto States in a recent coordinated operation.
Major General Godwin Mutkut, the General Officer of 8 Division Sokoto and also the Commander of the Joint Taskforce of Operation Hadarin Daji North-West zone, hailed the efforts of the troops in flushing out the bandits in the zone.
He appealed to the general public to always cooperate with the troops by providing useful information on the bandits’ hideouts.