Defence Headquarters force bandits in Katsina, Zamfara to surrender
John Enenche, the Co-ordinator of the Defence Media Operations and also a major general made this known.
He said that the troops have stopped at nothing to carry out intensive clearance operations to fish out the enclaves of bandits in the North- West. He said that they have been successful so far in the quest.
“It was also revealed that several bandits suffered heavy injuries and most likely died, as evident in the vast pools of blood along their withdrawal route.
In a related development, troops made contact with bandits at Bawan Daji village and neutralised one bandit while many others were fatally wounded.
Troops further raided bandits’ enclave at Gidan Zamfarawa about 10km from Mashanyin Zaki.
The bandits fled on sighting troops from afar but were pursued by the determined troops who engaged them with aggressive firing.
Troops exploited the general area and destroyed seven major bandit camps while one AK47 rifle, and two motorcycles, among others were equally recovered,” he said.
He revealed that owing to heightened operations, projected by aggressive presence and posture of troops in the theatre, three notable bandits have surrendered to troops along with their weapons.
“The repentant bandits submitted one Light Machine Gun and two AK 47 rifles.
The Military High Command commends troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI for their dedication, dexterity and professionalism in the conduct of ongoing operations.
It equally urges them to intensify operations against the bandits and all other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of our beloved country,” he said.