Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi.
Following credible intelligence on movement of armed bandits with rustled animals at Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State, troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje, Sunday, responded immediately and made contact with bandits.
This development was made available to newsmen in a press release signed by Major General Coordinator Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, he said in the course of the encounter 30 armed bandits were neutralised while 24 cows and unspecified number of sheep were recovered.
Similarly, troops deployed at Maradun received information of reprisal attack by armed bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State. Troops swiftly mobilized to the area to forestall the reprisal attack.
The Troops were ambushed short of Janbako village where firefight ensued. The gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits and neutralised 5 of them. Currently, the troops are in pursuit of fleeing bandits.
In another development, following a tip off, 2 suspected bandits collaborators named Mustapha Sani and Murtala Sani were arrested at Dungun Muazu village in Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State. Suspects are in custody for further action.
The statements also assured that the Armed Forces and other security agencies will sustain the offensive against the enemies of the Nation and shall not relent until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the Country.