By Lazarus Zakaa
The Armed Forces of Nigeria says it’s Troops has killed 89 bandits, recovered arms ammunition and rescued kidnapped victims in Gidan Jaja in Zurmi Local Government of Zamfara state.
In a statement signed by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations DMOs, Maj. GEN. John Enenche, Saturday in Abuja, the Armed Forces said, troops of Sector 9 Operation HADARIN DAJI, 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 Nigerian Army, neutralised the bandits, recovering arms and ammunition.
The DMOs also disclosed that During the operation, 89 bandits were neutralized and unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds.
Gen. Enenche further explained that 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. There was no loss of troops or equipment on our side.
Maj. Gen. Enenche stated that, 322 rustled cows, 77 motorcycles and 9 cell phones were recovered. Five kidnapped victims comprising 3 females and 2 males were rescued during the operation.
“The bandits camps were cleared by troops. Formal handover of kidnapped victims and rustled cows will be carried out following due process”. He said.
According to Maj. Gen. Enenche, The Chief Defence Staff hereby congratulates the Troops for the commendable feat.