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Two Soldiers Killed During Anti-Banditry Operation In Zamfara State



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Troops Recover Weapons From Zamfara Bandits

In the ongoing war against bandits operation in Zamfara State, two soldiers of the Nigerian Army have lost their lives.

The troops also captured one of the bandits alive.

Confirming the operation, Maj. Clement Abiade, the Acting Force Information Officer of the ongoing Operation Sharan Daji,  said two soldiers and two members of a vigilance group were also killed in the encounter.

Abiade said eight other soldiers and six other vigilance group members sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries.

According to him, troops also rescued 75 people taken captives by the bandits after destroying 18 of their camps in the state.

He said that the freed captives mostly from local communities in Zamfara, had been debriefed and reunited with their families.

Abiade listed items retrieved from the bandits to include five Fabric National Rifles, four AK Rifles, 10 locally made rifles, one locally fabricated pistol and 40 motorcycles.

He said clearance operations of bandits’ enclaves in Zamfara and Katsina States which began on January 20 would continue till June

Meanwhile, Naija News reports that no further move has taken place after the decision of the Federal government to declare a state on emergency in the state, despite receiving the support of the Governor, Abdulaziz Yari.

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