Army Kills 8 Bandits In Zamfara, Recovers Ammunition

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.