Four soldiers have been reportedly killed in a fierce battle with bandits in Zamfara State, the Armed Forces of Nigeria has disclosed.
No fewer than 21 of the bandits were neutralized by the troops during the operation at Zurmi in Zurumi Local Government Area of the State.
According to a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, “gallant troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI engaged a large number of bandits by 201530hrs April 2020 at Zurmi in Zurumi LGA of Zamfara State.
“After a fierce encounter, twenty-one bandits were neutralized and four of our troops paid the supreme price. Exploitation in progress. Details to follow.
“Meanwhile the troops in high morale, have commenced aggressive patrols in the area, for domination and confidence-building among the locals.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria requests the general public to provide credible information on the bandits to assist the Military to rid the country of the criminal elements”.