Nigerian military troops have neutralized some armed bandits in the Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The clearance operation was carried out by men of the Joint Task Force of Operation Hadarin Daji operating in the state.
It was gathered that the troops on Thursday conducted intense operations where they engaged the bandits on fire-for-fire operations, pointing out that all bandits’ camps in Danbokolo, Malam Ila, Malam Sale, Kagara, Gangara, Fakai, and Manawa villages all under the Shinkafi council, were attacked.
According to a top military source, who pleaded anonymity, serious gun battles were exchanged with the armed bandits during the operations, and several of them were neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds to the mountains beside Fakai Village.
He further stated that sophisticated weapons and military camouflage were recovered from the bandits.
“The operation is ongoing until bandits are cleared from the state, several are already fleeing Zamfara State due to the intensity of the military operations and air bombardment around all identified bandits’ hideouts,” he said.
He also stated that during the operations, the troops recovered three AK-47 rifles, two magazines, two locally-made guns, and pairs of military camouflage uniforms. A motorcycle belonging to the terrorists was also burnt.
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