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Troops kills over 40, arrest 7 bandits, recovers 127 livestock in Zamfara

Troops of Operation HADARI DAJI (OPHD) have again, killed over 40 bandits and arrested seven others, in series of operations, in Zamfara State.

A statement by the acting Force Information Officer, Lt. Abayomi Oni-Orisan, said on  June 30, the Air Component of OPHD, while conducting intensive bomb runs at several identified bandits’ camps in Dumburum forest, where scores of bandits were neutralised, 10 bandits fleeing from the forest were killed by ground troops deployed in Blocking Positions around the General Area.

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The acting Force Information Officer also said, on July 2, the Air Component of OPHD effectively neutralised 20 armed bandits at a location close to Munhaye town about 15km from Katsina State.

Oni-Orisan said on the same day over 10 bandits were also killed when the ground troops came in contact with heavily armed bandits at Bawan-Daji General Area in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.