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Troops Kill Eight Bandits In Zamfara | The Precision

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Troops have killed eight bandits in an exchange of gunfire in Maru Local Government area of Zamfara.


Soldiers of the One Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Gusau were
carrying out clearance operations in the state nicknamed “Operation Idon
Raini” when they encountered the bandits.
The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Clement Abiade
said in Gusau on Thursday that the troops encountered the bandits in the
bushes spanning through Dansadau, Kabaro and Sangeko villages, all in
Maru local government area of the state.
“Apart from those killed, many of the other bandits escaped with
various degrees of bullet wounds and may now be seeking medical help.
“We are therefore pleading with members of the public to give us any
useful information that will lead to the arrest of the escapees and all
other criminals that carry unprovoked attacks on innocent citizens, “he
said.


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The army spokesman also disclosed that five motorcycles as well as
five rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition belonging to the fleeing
bandits were recovered by the troops on Wednesday.
Bandits recently killed about 30 people in Kabaro and Danmani villages in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A witness, Mr Shuaibu Kabaro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
in Maru that the suspected gunmen attacked the two communities and the
incident was immediately reported to the security agents.
He said three of the bandits were arrested by security agents
following the prompt report of the incident to the security personnel.
Shuaibu said, the gunmen in turn went and mobilized more gangs and
returned in multitudes to carry out the attack which left about 30 dead
and many others injured in the two communities.
The Maru Local Government Council Chairman, Alhaji Salisu Dangulbi
and the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Mohammed Shehu
both confirmed the killings.
According to them, many of the villagers deserted their homes for
fear of further attacks which now characterized the mode of operations
of the gunmen.


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With the presence of security personnel now in the area, many of the
villagers had returned home, the two officials confirmed in separate
interviews.
The PPRO further explained that units of mobile police working with
the military and other security agents were immediately mobilised to the
affected areas and that peace and normalcy have been restored.
The police spokesman said that the actual number of those killed was
still being ascertained and “until this is done, l cannot give you
actual figure at the moment’’. (NAN)

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