Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have killed over One hundred Bandits including gunrunners and rescued ten Kidnapped Persons in Zamfara state.
The Acting Force Information Officer of Operation Hadarin Daji Captain Ayobami Oni-Orisan stated this while parading some suspects in Gusau.
He said troops comprises the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Police and the Department of State Services commenced intensive Operations since December 2019 against the bandits that refused to join the peace initiatives of Zamfara state government.
The clearance was carried out in Tashar Kuturu, Dankalgo, Gobirawa junction and Bagega, he said.
Other Villages are Kawaye, Duhuwa, sabon-Birni, Dankurmi, Dangulbi, Hayin Bawa, Zango, Unguwar Shanu, Tudun Mali, Magazu, Mayanci and Gando all in Anka, Talata Mafara, Tsafe, Maru and Bukkuyum Local Government areas of Zamfara State.
He said ground troops were backed by a fighter jet that cleared Shinfida village in Jibia Local Governments of Katsina State.
He explained that they killed one hundred bandits including six commanders and rescued ten kidnapped persons.
They also recovered 500 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, twenty three motorcycles, fifteen AK47 rifles, four General Purpose Machine guns, one PKM machine gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb, one Rocket Propelled Grenade tube, and eleven fully loaded magazines as well as 900 rustled animals.
In other operations, the troops of the Operation Hadarin Daji in Collaboration with the Defence Forces of Niger Republic apprehended a high-profile gunrunner named “Kunene”.
Other apprehended suspected bandits are Abubakar Kiri Koloma, Abubakar Ibrahim, Haruna Alhaji Yaro and two drug dealers, Kabiru Abubakar Isah and Hamisu Dan-Kwamba at various locations in Zamfara State.
According to Captain Oni, travellers are now safe to ply the roads in the state and other neighboring States as no incident of Kidnapping or highway robbery had taken place, in the last two months in the area.
Captain Oni urged the public to provide troops with information through the dedicated emergency telephone numbers.