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Nigerian Troops Neutralise Armed Bandits In Zamfara, Katsina States

Nigerian Troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje has neutralised armed bandits at Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State following credible intelligence on their movement.

According to the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche in the course of the encounter thirty armed bandits were neutralised while twenty-four cows and an unspecified number of sheep were recovered.

Similarly, troops deployed at Maradun received information of reprisal attack by armed bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State.

Major General Enenche noted troops swiftly mobilized to the area to forestall the reprisal attack.

According to him, troops were ambushed shortly of Janbako village where firefight ensued.

He said “The troops overwhelmed the bandits and neutralised 5 of them. Currently, troops are in pursuit of fleeing bandits.”

“In another development, following a tip-off, two suspected bandits collaborators named Mustapha Sani and Murtala Sani were arrested at Dungun Muazu village in Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State. Suspects are in custody for further action.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will sustain the offensive against the enemies of the Nation”.

He added that they shall not relent until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country.

Source: Voice of Nigeria