DHQ – We Neutralized Over 50 Bandits, Recover 334 Livestock in Katsina, Zamfara States


By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja

The Defence Headquarters says, its troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI has successfully neutralised several armed bandits in Kuriya village of Kaura Namoda LGA of Zamfara State.

In a statement signed on Sunday by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Maj. Gen. John Enenche in Abuja said, feats was In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry in the North West zone,

According to him, following actionable intelligence, the gallant troops with close air support by the Air Component, made contact with bandits at Kuriya village.

“In the course of the encounter, several bandits were killed in action while 4 soldiers sustained injuries.

“Human Intelligence confirmed that no fewer than 50 armed bandits were killed in the encounter. Equally, troops recovered 272 livestock from the bandits” he said.

The DMOs Coordinator also said that, troops deployed at Dunya village of Danmusa LGA of Katsina State while on routine patrol recovered 62 livestock from armed bandits who fled into the bush on sighting troops.

“Currently the gallant troops have continued to dominate the theatre of operation with aggressive patrols to deny criminals freedom of action”. He maintained

Enenche said, the Military High Command commended the gallant troops for the feats recorded and encouraged them not to rest on their oars until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country.

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