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Troops Kill Bandit Leader ‘Emir’

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  • Arrest bandit with N400,000 logistic money.
  • nab 38 others

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji says it has killed a notorious bandits’ leader known as Emir.

The troops say it also killed 38 others during a clearance operation in Zamfara State.

Troops Kill Bandit Leader "Emir"
Soldiers dragging the suspect away

The acting Force Information Officer, Captain Ayobami Oni-Orisan said, though there is a peace accord in the state, the bandits attacked the troops and had to defend itself.

After the attack, the troops went after the bandits, aggressively clearing and destroying three camps and killed the bandits.

“On 3rd of October 2019, troops deployed at Sunke in Anka Local Government Area, despite the ongoing peace process in the State.

“However, the gallant troops successfully repelled the attack, neutralized 19 bandits in the process. Unfortunately, 4 soldiers lost their lives during the encounter.

“As a result of the encounter, troops further commenced aggressive clearance operations nicknamed OP Mushare on the 6th of October 2019, with a view to apprehending the recalcitrant bandits.

“Consequently, between 6th and 7th of October 2019, within Bawa Daji general area, 3 heavily fortified camps at Gubarawa, Bawa Daji and Bawa Daji Forest were destroyed when the troops overpowered the bandits, overrun the 3 camps and neutralized 39 bandits, (including the notorious bandits’ leader known as “Emir”) and many bandits were obviously wounded.”

Channels Television reports that four soldiers sustained injuries in the operations.

Oni-Orisan said the troop arrested another suspect Abubakar Umar along road Lambo with 400,000 naira.

The money was presumably for the purchase of bandits’ logistic supplies, the acting Information Officer said.

The suspect will be handed over to the civic police for further investigation and necessary action.

Editor’s Note: The picture above is for illustration purpose and not the actual incident image.

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