Nigerian Army Claims Troops Kill Bandits, Recover Ammunition in Zamfara
The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops killed an unspecified number of bandits and recovered arms and ammunition in fierce encounters in eliminated in Talata Marafa Local Government Area of Zamfara.
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The director, army public relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said troops of the 8 Division, Nigerian Army while on a fighting patrol came under fire of bandits operating along Mayanchi-Dogo Karfe and Fagantama villages in Talata Marafa local government area of Zamfara State.
According to him, the bandits were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the troops in the fierce encounter that ensued where scores of bandits were neutralised.
He said the troops also recovered one PKT riffle, large cache of ammunition, and a motorcycle.
He added that the troops neutralised five bandits in another encounter at Bingi village in Bungudu Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the bandits withdrew in disarray, having sustained severe gunshot wounds during the duel while one AK47 riffle, one Motorcycle and three mobile phones were recovered.
He added that the chief of army staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya, while appreciating the combat resilience and renewed vigour of the troops, urged them to sustain the aggressive posture in order to defeat all criminal elements operating in the North West and other parts of the country.
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