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Nigerian troops eliminate notorious bandit kingpin, 1 other in Zamfara

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have eliminated a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Bada at Yar Tashar village in Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Danmadami said the bandit kingpin was eliminated why responding to an attack on farmers harvesting their produce.

According to him, Mr Bada was said to have also attacked the Yar Tashar village market and killed some farmers on October 13.

Mr Danmadami said the troops had also on November 6, responded to bandits’ attack at Gamraki village, Kwatarkwashi District of Bungudu Local Government Area of the state and rescued the kidnapped victims.

He said the troops also neutralised one bandit while others fled with gunshot injuries and recovered arms and ammunition in the encounter.

“Troops recovered one 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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