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Troops kill 20 Bandits, Recover 24 Rifles, 55 Motorbikes In Zamfara

Troops kill 20 Bandits, Recover 24 Rifles, 55 Motorbikes In Zamfara

Troops of Operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara State have killed at least 20 armed bandits, recovered 24 rifles and other assorted weapons, the acting director, Defence Information, Brigadier-General John Agim, has disclosed. According to the acting director, during the period in focus, troops also recovered 1,444 cows, 478 sheep, 11 camels, 14 donkeys, 56 rams and 293 goats. Other items recovered were two military desert camouflages, one camouflage T-shirt and jungle hat, 55 motorcycles and the sum of N27,430.00 as well as food items.

“Of utmost interest are the sophisticated weapon systems that have been recovered. These included 24 AK 47 Riffles, 2 pump action guns, 1 double barrel gun, 40 magazines with quantity 1,798 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 1 locally made pistol, 8 locally made guns and 2 cartridges”. “Others were 7 Dane guns, 1 FN bayonet, 7 axes, 2 bows and arrows, 1 handcuff, 30 machetes and 6 knives. The troops also recovered raps of Indian hemp as well as charms,” he added.

 

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