Troops kill 3 armed bandits in Zamfara


TROOPS of 1 Division Nigerian Army involved in Operation SHARAN DAJI, the outfit to clear cattle rustlers, armed bandits and kidnappers in the north west geo-political region in the country, have reportedly killed 3 armed bandits in Gobirawan Kwacha, Dansadau District of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement yesterday that during the encounter in the forest, the troops also recovered 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 AK-47 magazine and 11 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition. Col. Usman said, “Unfortunately, the bandits shot and damaged the troops’ vehicle. However, none of the soldiers was injured. In another development, the army spokesman said the troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 8 Task Force Division, on blocking position at Garere Junction, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Gudumbali, northern part of Borno State, while they were crossing to another location with some logistics items. He said during the operation, the troops killed 2 and wounded one of the Boko Haram terrorists. “They also recovered 2 AK-47 and a G3 rifle. In addition, they recovered 660 Litres of Premium Motor Spirit and yards of military uniforms. The troops also recovered a truck earlier stolen by the terrorists in Kangarwa.

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