Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have killed scores of bandits, rescued kidnapped victims and recovered 714: rustled cows and sheeps in Zamfara and Sokoto states.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
The statement explains that following credible intelligence reports on 11 July,2020 that armed bandits have rustled unconfirmed number of cows around Daki Takwas and Tashar Kuturu in Anka and Talata Mafara LGAs of Zamfara State, troops tactically deployed to the scene overwhelmed the recalcitrant bandits with superior fire.
During the encounter, scores of the bandits were eliminated, others escaped with gun shots wounds while 302 rustled cows and 412 sheeps were recovered by troops
Equally one empty magazine and 5 mobile phones were recovered while efforts are ongoing to hand over the rustled animals to the owners.
In another development, troops rescued three kidnapped victims in Isa LGA of Sokoto State, while two other kidnapped victims were rescued by troops at Yayi village in Sabon Birni LGA of Sokoto State.
The statement which notes that the victims on interrogation stated that they were kidnapped on 1 June 2020 adds that the victims have been handed over to the Sokoto State Government.
Relatedly on 10 July 2020 while on patrol, troops arrested five members of Yan Sakai group and a gun fabricator along Maga- Kyabu-Tadurga village road and was able to recovered one motorcycle, 10 dane guns, one catarpult and one knife.
Others items recovered were one saw,16 plugs, one axe and 3 mobile phones.
The statement further adds that the Military High Command commends the troops for their dedication and unwavering commitment and urges them to remain committed and sustain the onslaught against the enemies the country.