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Troops dislodge bandits planning attacks in Zamfara

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Scores of bandits reportedly planning to launch an attack in Zamfara State have been killed by troops of Operation Handarin Daji.

Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko who spoke during the bi-weekly media parley with Defence Correspondents, his men dislodged the bandits who converged on Sububu forest ahead of planned attacks of Zamfara communities.

He said the swift operation was sequel to credible information on the convergence of the criminals.

“on 12 July 2021 base on credible and timely information on the massing up of bandits around SUBUBU Forest possibly in preparation for an attack. The Air Component of Op Hadarin Daji despatched its NAF Platforms and engaged the bandits in a precision bombardment. Several armed bandits, motorcycles, camps and other equipment were destroyed.

“This dealt a serious setback to their criminal activities in the area. The Air Component of the operation has continued to dominate the airspace with reconnaissance and in support of ground troops”.
Onyeuko said troops have sustained the onslaught against criminal elements in all the theatres of operation, which he said has restored calm in some of the flashpoints.

He noted that security situation in some locations “is considerably calm which is evident as locals were seen carrying out their daily activities peacefully”.

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