Military Kills 48 Bandits, Recovers Rounds of Ammunition


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Troops of 8 Division, Nigerian Army operating in Zamfara and adjoining states have stated that they made tremendous progress in the ongoing fight against banditry and other violent crimes in the North-west.

The troops in a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said they successfully cleared many bandits’ camps in Jaya, Kadaya, and Bayan Ruwa amongst several others and successfully neutralised 48 bandits.

They added that the bandits’ leader in the area Jummo sustained a gunshot wound on his leg while the troops rescued 18 kidnap victims from the bandits’ enclave.

Moreover, eight AK-47 rifles and one G3 rifle, as well as one PKT and a machine gun were recovered from the bandits.

The division had earlier launched Operation Tsare Mutane following the directives of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru for the division to stabilise the area in order to…

Source: Thisday Newspaper