Military neutralise 89 bandits, recover items in a joint raid in Zamfara State! See pictures!

The Nigerian Military has yet again recorded another victory in its on-going war against Terrorism, Armed banditry among other treacherous crimes in the country. Not in the north east this time but in Zamfara State.

The troops of Operation of Hadarin Daji of the Nigerian Army and other allied forces have neutralised no less than 89 armed bandits in Gidan Jaja area of Zamfara State in joint attack.

In statement released by the Director of Defense Media Operations: Major General John Enenche via the verified twitter handle of the Defense Headquarters, the operation was carried out not just by the Nigerian Army but also the Nigerian Air Force , the Nigerian Police as well as “elements” of the Nigerien Army.

According to the statement:

“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 gun ships of the Nigerian Air Force, personnel of Nigeria Police Force and elements of Nigerien Army, neutralised bandits, recover arms and ammunition along Gidan Jaja in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State”

” During the operation, 89 bandits were neutralized and uncomfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds. 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.

The state also confirmed that none of the troops was lost in the operation instead items such has motorcycles, amumitions, cattles were recovered. In addition, some victims were also rescued in the operation.

A formal handover of items will be carried out with due process according to the statement.

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