Troops neutralize 24 bandits, rescue nine kidnapped people in Zamfara, Katsina

In a major operation to rout bandits in Zamfara and Katsina States, troops of operation hadarin daji, have killed 24 bandits and rescue 9 persons including 7 males and 2 females in the two states over the weekend.

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Armed Troops

In a major operation to rout bandits in Zamfara and Katsina States, troops of operation hadarin daji, have killed 24 bandits and rescue 9 persons including 7 males and 2 females in the two states over the weekend.

It was further learnt that the soldiers also recovered 17 rounds of 7.62 mm of AK 47 rifles and one motorcycle, including 42 cattle and 38 sheep.

A statement signed by Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters said the troops had on March 19, 2020, while responding to a distress call on the movement of bandits with rustled animals within Gurbin Magarya, Kwari and Garin Gado villages of Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State shot dead 24 suspected bandits and recovered four AK47 rifles, two locally made pistols and 3 Dane guns.

While appealing to members of the public to avail the troops with useful information, he said: “the general public is hereby encouraged to provide credible information to the Armed Forces, just as the Nigerian military and other security agencies remain resolute towards the security of lives and properties.”

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