Troops from Operation Hadarin Daji killed dozens of bandits during a bold aggressive removal operation, the military said.
Defense media operations coordinator, Major General John Enenche, explained in a statement on Sunday that he was postponing the operational mandate to decisively eliminate banditry in the northwest.
He revealed that the soldiers carried out the operation on Saturday after reliable reports that armed bandits stole an unconfirmed number of cows around Daki Takwas and Tashar Kuturu in the state's Anka and Talata Mafara (LGA) local government areas. from Zamfara.
Enenche said the troops were tactically deployed on the spot and contact was made with the armed bandits.
“The determined troops overloaded the recalcitrant bandits with superior fire.
"During the meeting, the scores were neutralized while others escaped with gunshot wounds," the statement said.
According to the military spokesman, the troops successfully recovered 302 rustling cows and 412 sheep.
They also recovered an empty magazine and five cell phones from the bandits.
He noted that efforts were underway to deliver the rustling animals to the owners.
The statement further said: “In another development, the troops rescued three victims kidnapped in Isa LGA, in the state of Sokoto.
“Two other kidnapped victims were also rescued by their own troops in the village of Yayi, in Sabon Birni LGA, in the state of Sokoto.
“The victims in questioning declared that they were kidnapped on June 1, 2020. All victims were handed over to the state government of Sokoto.
“On July 10, 2020, on patrol, troops arrested five members of the Yan Sakai group and an arms manufacturer along the road from the village of Maga- Kyabu-Tadurga.
“The items recovered include a motorcycle, 10 cannons of Dane, a catarpult and a knife. Others were a saw, 16 plugs, an ax and three cell phones.
"The Military High Command praised the troops for their dedication and unshakable commitment and urges them to remain committed and to sustain the attack against the enemies of our country."