By Augustine Osayande
Nigerian troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI under OPERATION ACCORD have killed several bandits and rescue kidnapped victims in Katsina and Zamfara States.
Confirming the report on Sunday, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche said troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI, on 26 June 20 foiled bandits attack at Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
He said 6 bandits were killed while several others escaped with gun shots wounds in the process
Enenche said further stated on 27 Jun 20, following aggressive patrol and intelligence reports by troops at Dunya village in Danmusa Local Government Area, troops successfully arrested suspected bandits informers/ collaborators.
He said the suspects were currently being interrogated and profiled for further action.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, also disclosed that troops conducted cordon and search operations at Mara Zamfarawa and Birchi Malamawa villages in Danmusa Local Government Area and several bandits escaped with gun shots wounds in the process.
He said the troops recovered 4 motorcycles.
Enenche also explained that troops on clearance operation at Maidabino town arrested 6 bandits, recovered 1 fabricated AK 47 rifle and 29 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition as well as cutlasses and Charms.
He further stated on 27 Jun 20, following intelligence reports about bandits action at Kurubka forest, troops immediately mobilized to the area and 2 bandits were killed during a shoot-out.
Enenche also said on 27 Jun 20, following credible information about bandits hideouts at Rambadawa forest few kilometers ahead of Kodamyo village in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Zamfara State, troops immediately mobilized to the area.
He said three bandits were neutralized while others escaped with gun shots wounds and1 locally made gun was recovered.
He further disclosed that on 27 June 20, following credible intelligence about a kidnap incident at Yar Galadima and Mashanyin Zaki villages in Dansadau by bandits on 4 motorcycles, troops swiftly moved to the area and successfully rescued 2 kidnapped victims.
He said a Volkswagen Golf car with registration number MRR 47 XA was also recovered, as effort to rescue other kidnapped victims have been intensified.
Enenche also stated that based on credible intelligence, troops embarked on clearance operation along bandits water point on the fringes of the mountain between Gummi and Tambuwal LGAs of Sokoto State.
He said the successful operation led to the neutralization of 1 bandit and recovery of 5 cell phones, cutlasses, some quantities of Indian hemp and sixty thousand naira.
He said the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and professionalism and encourages them to remain resolute in curtailing the activities of armed bandits in the country.