Troops of the One Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Gusau in an have killed eight bandits during exchange of gunfire in Maru Local Government area of Zamfara State.
The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Clement Abiade said in Gusau, the state capital.
He said the Army was now carrying out clearance operations in the
state nicknamed “Operation Idon Raini.”
According to him, the troops encountered the bandits in the bushes
spanning through Dansadau, Kabaro and Sangeko villages, all in Maru
local government area of the state.
“Apart from those killed, many of the other bandits escaped with
various degrees of bullet wounds and may now be seeking medical help.
“We are therefore pleading with members of the public to give us any
useful information that will lead to the arrest of the escapees and
all other criminals that carry unprovoked attacks on innocent
citizens, “he said.
The army spokesman also disclosed that five motorcycles as well as
five rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition belonging to the fleeing
bandits were recovered by the troops on Wednesday.