Troops Neutralise 48 Bandits, Rescues 18 Abductees In Zamfara

 Troops Neutralise 48 Bandits, Rescues 18 Abductees In Zamfara

No fewer than 48 bandits were neutralised by troops of 8 Division, Nigerian Army operating in Zamfara State during the ongoing clampdown on banditry and other heinous crimes in the North-West.

The Nigerian Army noted that key bandits’ leaders were also killed by troops while another notorious gang leader, simply identified as Jummo, sustained gunshot wound.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, in a statement, said the offensive against the criminal elements followed the directive of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, to the Division to stabilise the area to facilitate the return of socio-economic activities.

Eighteen kidnap victims were rescued while eight AK-47 rifles, one G3 rifle, one PKT and a Machine Gun were recovered from the criminals.

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