Troops of the Nigeria armed forces under Operation HADARIN Daji has again dealt a major blow to bandits and other criminal elements operating in the North-Central and North-West parts of the country.
A statement made available to PlatinumPost on Saturday and signed by Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said at least one bandit was killed while several others were arrested during an encounter with the gallant troops in the last 48 hours.
The statement read : “In continuation of efforts to forestall banditry and other criminal activities in the North Central Zone of the Country, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI have sustained its aggressive fighting posture in the Zone.
“On 17 December 2020, troops of Forward Operating Base Shinkafi, while on night patrol, came in contact with some armed bandits at Bakinruwa Riverside in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
“Accordingly, troops engaged the criminals who fled in disarray due to troops’ overwhelming superior firepower. During the encounter, one of the armed bandits was neutralized, while 2 of them were arrested.
“One AK-47 rifle and a loaded magazine were also recovered from the criminals.
“In a related development, on 18 December 2020, troops deployed at Shinkafi arrested one Zainab at Shinkafi town in Shinkafi Local Government of Zamfara State.
“The suspect was found roaming the town in police uniform. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is from Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of the State and has been involved in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public. All arrested suspects have been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for necessary action.”