After a successful operation carried out by the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State, no fewer than 52 bandits have been killed in the operations including an ambush conducted by troops.
According to sources close to ongoing military operations in the state, the troops encountered the bandits and overwhelmed them with superior firepower.
“Troops of operation Hadarin Daji have again neutralized several armed bandits, this time nothing less than 20 in a well-staged ambush in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State. This is coming on the heels of an earlier encounter between troops of the operation and armed bandits on the 3rd of February this year where the troops neutralized 32 bandits”, the source revealed.
According to local sources, “the latest success occurred on Friday when the troops received credible intelligence on the purchase of arms by armed bandits in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
“The troops swiftly deployed to the area and staged an ambush on the bandits while making their way back to Sububu forest”.
The sources added further that, “troops encountered the bandits and overwhelmed them with superior and effective firepower, forcing them to flee in disarray. However, the gallant troops neutralized nothing less than 20 bandits while several others fled into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds. Troops also recovered two Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyi (PKT) rifles and 1 AK 47 rifle.
This latest feat by the troops is coming on the heels of the neutralization of 32 armed bandits earlier on 3rd February 2021 during a massive clearance operation by operation Hadarin Daji.
In that encounter, according to military sources, troops also recovered 16 motorcycles and two AK 47 magazines from the criminal elements.