Troops kill 21 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on Monday killed at least 21 bandits in an encounter at Zurmi in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said four soldiers died during the encounter.

Enenche said that more details would be provided after the operation in the area.

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He added that the troops had begun aggressive patrols in the area for domination and confidence building among the locals.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria requests the general public to provide credible information on the bandits to assist the military to rid the country of the criminal elements,” Enenche said.


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