The Nigerian Army, on Saturday, said it had neutralised 20 armed bandits and arrested three suspects at Jambrini Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Muhammad Dole, said that troops, in Operation Idon Raini, conducted a raid on armed bandits’ hideouts in Jambrini village in the early hours of Saturday.
According to him, during the raid operations several camps were destroyed and 20 bandits were neutralised.
“Three bandits were also arrested while some escaped with gunshot wounds.’’
He listed items recovered from the bandits to include four AK 47 rifles, one F99 Pistol, one PTT HH Motorola Handset, 111 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, five AK 47 rifle magazines, two dane guns, three mobile phones and one power bank.
Dole said the troops remain determined and committed to frustrating banditry activities in the area of operation.
He said the raid was achieved through reliable information provided by some well meaning residents of the area.
“The public is urged to share credible information with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies,” Dole said.