Nigerian Army Kills 35 Bandits, Recover Rustled Cows

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Some notorious bandits have died after engaging soldiers in a fierce battle.

According to Defence Headquarters, troops of Hadarin Daji killed 35 bandits and recovered many rustled cows at Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State.

Coordinator, Defence Operations, Major-Gen. John Enenche made announcement in a statement Monday.

Enenche reported that operations were executed 17 January 2021, following intelligence reports.

The statement read, “Following credible intelligence the of armed bandits with rustled animals at Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State, troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje on 17 January 2021, responded immediately and made contact with bandits.

“In the course of the encounter thirty armed bandits were neutralized while 24 cows and an unspecified of sheep were recovered.

“Similarly, still on the same 17 January 2021, troops deployed at Maradun received information of reprisal by armed bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State.

“Troops swiftly mobilized to the area to forestall the reprisal .

“Troops were ambushed shortly after the Janbako village where firefight ensued.

“The gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits and neutralized five of them.”