In continuation of aggressive clearance operations to stamp out banditry in the North West zone, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji yesterday, 9 January 2021, successfully neutralised several armed bandits in Kuriya village of Kaura Namoda Local Area of Zamfara State.
In a press statement issued on behalf of the Defence Headquarters by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the successful operation came on the heels of actionable intelligence, after which the gallant troops, with close air support by the Air Component, made contact with bandits at Kuriya village.
The statement said, in the course of the encounter, several bandits were killed in action while 4 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 .
In another development, troops deployed at Dunya village of Danmusa LGA of Katsina State, while on routine patrol, recovered 62 livestock from armed bandits who fled into the bush on sighting troops. Currently the gallant troops have continued to dominate the theatre of operation with aggressive patrols to deny criminals freedom of action.
The statement expresses sentiments of commendation of the gallant troops by the Military High Command for the feats recorded, while encouraging them not to rest on their oars until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country.