Army kill 20 bandits in Zamfara State

June 23rd, 2018

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have killed 20 bandits and arrested three others  during a raid on arrmed bandits’ hideouts in the general area of Jambrini Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

An army statement said the raid is part of the ongoing Operation IDON RAINI Corridor II.

The statement said that several camps were destroyed during the operations, while some of the bandits escaped with gun shot wounds. 

“Items recovered include are four AK 47 rifles, one F 99 – Pistol, one PTT HH Motorola Handset, 111 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, five AK 47 rifle magazines, two Dane guns, three mobile phones and one power bank.

The statement said the troops remain determined and committed to frustrating banditry activities in the area of operation. 

“This feat was achieved through reliable information provided by some well meaning residents of the area. The public is urged to share credible information with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies,” the statement added.

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