Troops neutralise bandits in parts of Zamfara – DHQ

By Lesley Muosowo Otu

The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, says its Operation Accord has intercepted a bandits’ gun-runner and logistics supplier in parts of Zamfara.

The Spokesperson of DHQ, Major Gen. John Enenche in a statement on Sunday said items recovered included 496 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and one Bajaj Motorcycle in Mararraba Maigora in Faskari LGA.

“In a similar development, on a cordon and search Operation at Yauyau and Zandam villages, troops neutralised 3 Bandits and captured 4. While items recovered are 7 Dane guns, 3  mobile phones and two motorcycles. Those captured are in custody for interrogations.”

He also said that on 6 June 2020 troops engaged fleeing bandits along Dunya- Dangeza road and recovered 2 Dane guns and 4 Motorcycles. 

“Additionally, troops destroyed the Daban Jabi camp of a notorious bandit leader known as Dan Jangeru. And at Warnu village, 2 bandits were neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds, one AK  47 rifle was recovered in the process”, the statement read.