Indications from the Defence Headquarters reveals that
No fewer than 52 armed bandits have been neutralized by Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in Zamfara State.
The feat was achieved on Friday 5th February 2021 when troops received credible intelligence on the purchase of arms by armed bandits in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The troops deployed to the area, staged an ambush on the bandits who were making their way back to Sububu forest and overwhelmed them with superior firepower forcing them to flee in disarray.
However, the gallant troops neutralized not less than 20 bandits while several others fled into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds. 2 Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyi (PKT) rifles and 1 AK 47 rifle were recovered by troops.
Earlier on 3rd February 2021, 32 armed bandits were neutralized
during a massive clearance operation by troops of operation Hadarin Daji.
In that encounter, the troops recovered 16 motorcycles and 2 AK 47 magazines from the criminal elements.