Troops kill 6 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara

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Troops have killed six bandits in a raid on their hideouts in Katsina and Zamfara states, the Defence Headquarters has said.

Personnel of Exercise Sahel Sanity also foiled the bandits’ attempt to rustle livestock, according to a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-General John Enenche, yesterday.

Enenche said the troops, backed by helicopter gunships of the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI, stormed the bandits’ enclave at Komani Hills within Rukudawa general area of Zamfara, adding that the operation was carried out between 13 July and 14.

He said one GPMG, one AK 47 rifle, a magazine, and 34 motorcycles were recovered.

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