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Troops maintain onslaught as bandits give up in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operations Accord and Hadarin Daji have continued to annihilate bandits in Katsina and Zamfara forcing lots of them to give up.

The Co-ordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in an announcement on Monday in Abuja.

Enenche stated the troops have continued to conduct intensive clearance operations to recognized bandits enclaves within the North- West, with attendant successes in opposition to the felony parts.

He stated the troops had on July 3, stormed a bandits’ camp at Sanu village in Zurmi Native Authorities Space of Zamfara sequel to actionable Human and technical intelligence on the heavy bandits’ presence within the neighborhood.

He stated that the bandits fled with gunshot wounds, including that the troops pursued the bandits, engaged them and overwhelmed them with heavy quantity of fireside.

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In response to him, exploitation of the final space led to the restoration of 1 AK47 rifle and one SMG rifle.

“It was additionally revealed that a number of bandits suffered heavy accidents and most definitely died, as evident within the huge swimming pools of blood alongside their withdrawal route.

“In a associated growth, troops made contact with bandits at Bawan Daji village and neutralised one bandit whereas many others had been fatally wounded.

“Troops additional raided bandits’ enclave at Gidan Zamfarawa about 10km from Mashanyin Zaki.

“The bandits fled on sighting troops from afar however had been pursued by the decided troops who engaged them with aggressive firing.

“Troops exploited the final space and destroyed seven main bandit camps whereas one AK47 rifle, and two bikes, amongst others had been equally recovered,” he stated.

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Enenche additional disclosed that troops had on July 5, stormed an recognized bandits camp at Salihawa village in Batsari space of Katsina State following credible intelligence on their actions within the village.
He stated that the troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior firepower and neutralised one of many criminals whereas a number of others escaped with deadly gunshot wounds.

In response to him, troops additionally apprehended a suspected bandits’ logistics provider, Mohammed Illela, at Illela village on July 4, following a tip-off.

He defined that the suspect was arrested whereas trying to convey 13 jerrycans of 30 litres of PMS hid in an ash-coloured Volkswagen wagon automobile, to suspected bandits.

The co-ordinator additionally revealed {that a} bandit was additionally eradicated throughout a cordon and search operation by the troops at Bawar-Daji village on July 5.

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He added that one AK 47 rifle, 5 rounds of seven.62 mm particular ammunition and one journal, amongst others had been recovered throughout the operation.

In response to him, owing to intensified operations, projected by aggressive presence and posture of troops within the theatre, three notable bandits have surrendered to troops together with their weapons.

“The repentant bandits submitted one Mild Machine Gun and two AK 47 rifles.
“The Army Excessive Command commends troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI for his or her dedication, dexterity and professionalism within the conduct of ongoing operations.

“It equally urges them to accentuate operations in opposition to the bandits and all different felony parts threatening the peace and safety of our beloved nation,” he stated.

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