Operation Hadarin Daji Kills 12 Armed Bandits, Recover Arms, Others in Zamfara

Troops from the Joint Task Force North-West Operation Hadarin Daji have killed twelve armed bandits in Zamfara, while others fled with bullet wounds.

One AK-47 rifle, a magazine, two rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one locally produced gun, a Dane gun, eighteen rustled livestock, and ten motorcycles owned by the terrorists were recovered and destroyed.

The army in an operation Friday morning dominated the Babban Doka, Gobirawar Challi, and Kabaro axis in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, engaging the terrorists in a heavy gun duel.

According to a press statement signed by the information officer of action Hadarin Daji, Lieutenant Suleiman Omale, the victory was part of the on-going offensive action against violent extremists with the goal of restoring normalcy in the North-West region.

The statement added that throughout the operation, the valiant warriors from Dansadau Forward Operating Base demonstrated remarkable courage and overwhelmed the bandits.

On his part, Commander One Bridage, Nigerian Army, Gusau, Brigadier-General Sani Ahmed, praised the troops’ resilience, doggedness, and valor, urging them to keep up the pace and never give up until normalcy was restored in the region.