Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have neutralized several armed bandits in a well-staged ambush in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The latest feat by the Nigerian Troops is coming on the heels of the neutralization of 32 armed bandits earlier on the 3rd of February, 2021 during a massive clearance operation by operation Hadarin Daji.
During the encounter, many items which include 16 motorcycles, 2 AK 47 magazines, 2 Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyi (PKT) rifles and 1 AK 47 riflefrom were recovered from the criminal elements.
According to local sources on the ground, the latest success occurred on Friday 5th February 2021 when the troops received credible intelligence on the purchase of arms by armed bandits in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State. The troops swiftly deployed to the area and staged an ambush on the bandits while making their way back to Sububu forest.
Troops encountered the bandits and overwhelmed them with superior and effective firepower, forcing them to flee in disarray, therefore, neutralizing no fewer than 20 bandits while several others fled into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds.