How troops neutralized seven bandits, recover weapons in Zamfara

The troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, OPHD, a military component, have neutralized seven terrorists after intensifying onslaughts on their enclaves, recovering weapons and other logistics in Mango Sabuwal in Wanaka district of Gusau, Zamfara State.

The information was revealed by operatives of the OPHD shortly after the troops confronted the bandits in their enclaves, saying that the military would not tolerate continuous attacks on innocent citizens of the State.

“We are on top of the issue and are defeating the ravaging bandits, just now we neutralized seven of them who attempted to attack us in the forest”, one of the operatives, identified as John added.

According to him, the terrorists in their large numbers attempted to attack the troops at Kango Sabuwal village, but the gallant troops of the OPHD deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke organized an ambush operation and successfully neutralized seven armed bandits in the late hours of 24 July 2023.

“Shortly after the encounter, the troops proceeded in pursuit of other fleeing bandits, in the process we recovered one machine gun, ammunitions and six motorcycles from the armed bandits,” he added.

The commander of Operation Daji, Major General Mutkut has commended the troops for their resilience, gallantry and act of bravery in dealing with the bandits.

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