By Odimmegwa Johnpeter, Abuja
In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry in North West Nigeria, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI at the weekend, successfully neutralised gangs of bandits in Kuriya village of Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The Coordinator of Defense Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement, indicated that following actionable intelligence, the gallant troops with close air support by the Air Component, made contact with bandits at Kuriya village. General Enenche said that in the course of the encounter, several bandits were killed in action while four soldiers sustained injuries. “Human Intelligence confirmed that no fewer than 50 armed bandits were killed in the encounter. Equally, troops recovered 272 livestock from the bandits,” Enenche decalred .
The Defence Media Coordinator disclsoed that in another development, troops deployed at Dunya village of Danmusa LGA of Katsina State while on routine patrol recovered 62 livestock from bandits who fled into the bush on sighting troops. He said that the troops have continued to dominate the theatre of operation with aggressive patrols to deny criminals freedom of action.
The Military High Command commended the gallant troops for the feats recorded and encouraged them not rest on their oars until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country.