Troops of 1 division Nigerian Army in the ongoing Operation IDON RAINI Corridor II, have arrested no fewer than 20 armed bandits terrorising Zamfara State.
This was disclosed by Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division NA, Colonel Muhammad Dole in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday.
Dole said the bandits were arrested after gallant troops raided their hideouts in Jambrini Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
He also said number of items were also recovered from the bandits, who have been killing people of the State.
According to him, “Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in the ongoing Operation IDON RAINI Corridor II conducted a raid on armed bandits’ hideouts in the general area of Jambrini Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State in the early hours of 23 June 2018.
“During the raid operations several camps were destroyed and 20 bandits were neutralized. Three bandits were also arrested while some escaped with gun shot wounds.
“The items recovered include: Four AK 47 rifles, One F 99 – Pistol, One PTT HH Motorola Handset, 111 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, Five AK 47 rifle magazines, Two Dane guns, Three mobile phones and One power bank.”
He, however, noted that the troops remain determined and committed to frustrating banditry activities in the area of operation.