Troops neutralise bandits’ camps, recover rocket launcher in Zamfara
Following a clearance operation in the Talata Mafara and Shinkafi Local Government Areas in Zamfara State, troops of the Joint Taskforce of North West Operation Hadarin Daji have neutralised a number of bandits in the general areas of Kagara, Gidan Fadama, Gangara, Tseika, Malamawa, and Zango Kamarawa.
News Point Nigeria learnt that the troops on Tuesday and Wednesday, embarked on clearance operations on several bandits’ camps in these areas, engaged the terrorists in fierce gun battle, killed several bandits and destroyed their camps and hideouts.
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The troops of Operation Hadarin Daji also recovered 1 Rocket Propeller Grenade (RPG), 1 PKT Machine Gun with several live ammunitions, 3 AK-47 rifles and destroyed 19 motorcycles belonging to the terrorists.
The troops also in an aggressive fight patrol along Dogon Awo – Lamba Bakura axis under Bakura Local Government Area, foiled bandits attack along Sokoto highway.
The bandits had earlier blocked the ever-busy Sokoto – Gusau highway with an intention to abduct commuters, but army troops were quickly mobilised to the location and cleared the highway for road users.