Spokesperson of the operation, Colonel Sagir Musa, disclosed that the operation received credible information on bandits movements in Kirsa and Sunke in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, and on the 20th of April 2019 continued with raiding bandits camps.
Colonel Musa pointed out that the troops made contact and a shoot out between the troops and bandits broke out at the bushes of Kirsa and Sunke villages which resulted in the extermination of six (6) criminals, the recovery of two AK 47 Riffles and two motorcycles.
The army spokesman further stated that in similar operations at the general areas of Doka and Mutu villages in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, the soldiers met stuff resistance from the bandits but they were eventually overpowered.
Colonel Musa revealed that the the troops conquered the bandits who possessed sophisticated weapons and this led others to flee camps and logistics, which the soldiers destroyed.
He added 18 suspected informants and errand men to the bandits including the village Heads of Doka and Mutu villages were arrested.
“The following items were also recovered;
a. 3 x motorcycles
b. 2 x dane guns
c. 2 x machetes” Colonel Musa stated.
Colonel Musa also disclosed that the Force Commander (FC) Major Geneneral Hakeem Oladapo Otiki remains committed to the cause of curbing the activities of armed bandits and other crimes Zamfara and other states such as Kebbi, Katsina and Sokoto affected by bandits activities.
“He enjoined members of the public to continue cooperating with the troops and other security agencies by providing information that will assist in dealing with bandits/banditry activities in the States,” Colonel Musa said.