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Troops Neutralise Several Bandits In Katsina, Zamfara

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Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces have neutralised several armed bandits in Kuriya Village of Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The bandits were neutralised in an operation in the north-central region of the country to rid the area of bandits terrorizing residents.

They were successfully neutralised by troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on Saturday, January 9.

The coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche made the disclosure in a statement released and shared on the Facebook page of Defence Headquarters Nigeria.

Enenche said the operation was launched after actionable intelligence was gathered with close air support by the Air Component who made contact with bandits at Kuriya village.

The soldiers swiftly mobilized to the scene, during which no fewer than 50 armed bandits were killed in action and 4 soldiers sustained injuries.

The defence media coordinator said items recovered from the bandits include 272 livestock.

In another operation, Enenche said troops deployed at Dunya village of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state recovered 62 livestock from armed bandits while on routine patrol. The bandits fled into the bush on sighting the soldiers.

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