The troops of the Nigerian military attached to Operation Hadarin Daji, have neutralized some terrorists at Yar Tashar village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The terrorists were reportedly killed while they were trying to harvest farmers’ produce in the village.

The military personnel also killed a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Bada, who was reported to have attacked the village market and killed some farmers before he started harvesting their produce.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, who disclosed this in a statement issued Monday morning, explained that the troops recovered one motorcycle, some weapons and other valuables from the adversaries.

Danmadami said the troops had been charged to maintain the same tempo in stopping enemies from bringing the nation down, calling on the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities.

The senior military officer also disclosed that the troops responded to bandits’ attack on Gamraki village, Kwatarkwashi District of Bungudu Local Government Area of the state, where they engaged the terrorists who had kidnapped two locals.

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He said, “Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI on November 6, 2022 responded to bandits attack at Gamraki village, Kwatarkwashi District of Bungudu Local Government Area, Zamfara State.

“Troops discovered and engaged bandits who had kidnapped two locals. Troops engaged the bandits, rescued the kidnapped victims, neutralized 1 bandit while others fled with gunshot injuries. Troops recovered 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 magazine, 2 rounds of 7.62mm special among others.

“On the same day, troops also responded to bandits attack on farmers harvesting their produce at Yar Tashar village in Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State. Troops neutralized a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Mr Bada.

“Bada was said to have attacked Yar Tashar village market and killed some farmers on October 13, 2022. Troops recovered 1 motorcycle, some weapons and valuables.

“The military high command commends troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities.”

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