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Nigerian Army Kill 89 Bandits, Rescue Five Abducted Victims In Zamfara

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed 89 bandits, rescued five abducted victims and recovered rustled cows along Gidan Jaja in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

This was announced on Saturday by the Defence Headquarters through a statement signed by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche.

The statement added that the operation was carried out by troops of Sector 9 supported by troops of 35 Battalion and Quick Response Group of 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army.

“During the operation, 89 bandits were neutralized and unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Items recovered include 19 AK47 rifles, one PKT machine gun, nine magazines, 167 rounds of 7.62 (Special), one dane gun and one locally made pistol were recovered.

“There was no loss of troops or equipment on our side. Additionally, 322 rustled cows, 77 motorcycles and 9 cell phones were recovered.

“Five kidnapped victims comprising 3 females and 2 males were rescued.

“The bandits’ camps were cleared by troops and formal handover of kidnapped victims and rustled cows will be carried out following due process.

“The Chief Defence Staff hereby congratulates the troops for this commendable feat,” he said.

(NAN)

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