Army Confirms Killing 4 bandits in Zamfara,
…Says 6 soldiers injured during operation
The Nigerian Army under Operation Sharan Daji has confirmed the killing of four bandits in Zamfara State.
The army also said the criminals wounded six Nigerien soldiers involved in the operation.
This was disclosed by the Force Commander and GOC 8 Division of the Nigerian Army, Sokoto, Hakeem Otiki, at a news conference in Gusau on Saturday.
Mr Otiki said this occurred when personnel of the operation engaged the bandits in a fierce battle in the bushes of Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state last Thursday.
He said simultaneous air and land operations carried out by the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force with additional support from the Niger Republic soldiers had significantly decimated the bandits operating in Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi and Katsina states up to parts of the neighbouring Niger Republic.
“The troops of OPSD and HARBIN KUNAMA III have recorded some success, a total of four bandits were neutralized while seven suspected informants and logisticians were arrested.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)