Scores Of Bandits Neutralised As Army Recovers AK-47

Scores Of Bandits Neutralised As Army Recovers AK-47
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 By Sani Muhammad Sani, Gusau

Troops of 8 Division Nigerian Army, while on a fighting patrol, were attacked by well equipped armed bandits operating along Mayanchi-Dogon Karfe and Fagantama villages in Talata Marafa LGA of Zamfara State. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu has revealed Saturday.

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The bandits were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the troops in the fierce encounter that ensued, “This led to  scores of bandits being neutralized, the troops also recovered one PKT riffle, large cache of ammunition, and a motorcycle. 

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The troops in another development neutralized five bandits in another encounter at Bingi village, in Bungudu LGA also in Zamfara State. 

During the gun duel, the bandits withdrew in disarray having sustained  severe gun shot  wounds while troops recovered one AK 47 riffle, one Motorcycle and three mobile phones from the routed criminals. 

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The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya urged the military to sustain the aggressive posture in order to defeat all criminal elements operating in the North West and other parts of the country. 

Yahaya further urged communities in the North West to support the troops with useful information at all times to enhance anti-banditry operations.

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