Troops overpower bandits, kill 21, capture 17 in Zamfara, Katsina Welcome to CeeJayInfo

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Troops overpower bandits, kill 21, capture 17 in Zamfara, Katsina


Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have between January 22 and 28 killed 21 bandits, captured 17 and rescued 89 persons kidnapped by the bandits terrorizing Zamfara and Katsina States.

Maj. Clement Abiade, the Acting Force Information Officer, Operation Sharan Daji, in a statement on Tuesday, said 55 of the rescued captives were held captives in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara.

He said they had since been reunited with their families.

He also disclosed that two bandits’ informants, Musa Amadu and Auwalu Mutairu, were arrested at Danfumi village in Birnin Magaji and were currently assisting troops with intelligence.

“It is significant to inform the general public that 11 civilians and one vigilance group member were killed by bandits during the period in focus.

“It is also important to state that six persons were kidnapped at Asoula village in Tsafe Local Government Area and not in Birnin Magaji as reported by some media houses,” he said.

He listed other recovered arms as 60 rounds of 7.62mm, special one AK-47 magazine containing 18 Rounds of 7.62mm special, two dane guns, four motorcycles and large quantity of Indian hemp and illicit drugs.

“The operation is designed to identify and destroy bandits’ camps/enclaves,’’ he said.

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