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Troops kill 89 bandits, recover arms, rescue kidnap victims in Zamfara


Over 89 bandits have been killed by troops of Sector 9 Operation HADARIN DAJI on 24 April 2020 supported by Troops of 35 Battalion and Quick Response Group of 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Two helicopter gunships of the Nigerian Air Force, personnel of Nigeria Police Force and elements of Nigerien Army, along Gidan Jaja in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Scores of bandits reports say escaped with gunshot wounds during the operation.

Items recovered include: 19 AK 47 rifles, 1 PKT machine gun,9 magazines, 167 rounds of 7.62 (Special), one Dane gun and one locally made pistol were recovered.

Additionally, 322 rustled cows, 77 motorcycles and 9 cell phones were recovered. Five kidnapped victims comprising 3 females and 2 males were rescued as the bbandit’scamps were cleared by troops.

In a statement, the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche said there was no loss of troops or equipment in the operation, while formal handover of kidnapped victims and rustled cows will be carried out following due process.

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