The Defence Headquarters has mentioned that troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have neutralized bandits’ camp at Sanu village in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State.
Main Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, in a press release on Monday, additionally disclosed that three notable bandits have surrendered to troops together with their weapons.
In accordance with him, troops additionally apprehended a suspected bandits’ logistics provider, Mohammed Illela, at Illela village in Katsina State.
Enenche defined that the operations have been executed on July 3, four and 5.
He mentioned: “On Three July 2020, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI stormed a bandits’ camp at Sanu village in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State sequel to actionable Human and technical intelligence on the heavy bandits’ presence within the neighborhood. Adopting aggressive tactical manoeuvres, troops stormed the hideout and engaged the cowardly bandits who fled in disarray, scores with gunshot wounds. Troops pursued the bandits and made additional contact with them, overwhelming them with the heavy quantity of fireside. The exploitation of the overall space led to the restoration of 1 AK47 rifle and one SMG rifle. It was additionally revealed that a number of bandits suffered heavy accidents and most definitely died, as evident within the huge swimming pools of blood alongside their withdrawal route.
“In a associated improvement, troops made contact with bandits at Bawan Daji village and neutralized one bandit whereas many others have been fatally wounded. Troops additional raided bandits’ enclave at Gidan Zamfarawa about 10km from Mashanyin Zaki. The bandits fled on sighting troops from afar however have been pursued by the decided troops who engaged them with aggressive firing. Troops exploited the overall space and destroyed seven main bandit camps whereas one AK47 rifle, and a couple of Bikes, amongst others, have been equally recovered.
“Equally, on 5 July 2020, troops stormed an recognized bandits camp at Salihawa village in Batsari LGA of Katsina state following credible intelligence on their actions within the village. Troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior firepower and neutralized one of many criminals whereas a number of others escaped with deadly gunshot wounds. Troops additionally apprehended a suspected bandits’ logistics provider, Mohammed Illela at Illela village on four July 2020 following a tip-off. The suspect was arrested whereas trying to convey 13 jerrycans and 30 litres of Premium Motor Spirit hid in an ash-coloured Volkswagen wagon automobile, to suspected bandits.
“Nonetheless on 5 July 2020, troops carried out a Cordon and Search operation inside Bawar-Daji village. Through the operation, troops neutralized one bandit and recovered one AK 47 rifle, 5 rounds of seven.62 mm particular ammunition and one journal, amongst others.
“Moreover, owing to intensified operations, projected by aggressive presence and posture of troops within the theatre, three notable bandits have surrendered to troops together with their weapons. The repentant bandits submitted one Mild Machine Gun and a couple of X AK 47 rifles.”