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Nigerian Army Kills Four Bandit Commanders, 48 Others In Zamfara




The Nigerian Military has mentioned its troopers shot useless 4 bandit commanders and 48 different bandits in a clearance operation in Zamfara State within the North-West area of the nation.



The military acknowledged on Monday that it additionally rescued 18 individuals held hostage by them within the first part of its newly launched Operation Tsare Mutane, to flush out the criminals.

The 4 bandits’ high commanders had been; Yellow Mai-Bille, Sani Meli, Dan-Katsina and Sama’ila Bakajin Bari, whereas the bandits chief within the space Jummo sustained gunshot accidents.


The Director, Military Public Relations, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima, in a launch obtained by SaharaReporters, mentioned, “Troops of 8 Division, Nigerian Military working in Zamfara and adjoining states made large progress within the ongoing struggle towards banditry and different violent crimes within the North West. The division had earlier launched Operation Tsare Mutane following the directives of the Chief of Military Employees for the division to stabilise the realm to be able to facilitate the return of socio-economic actions.


“The Basic Officer Commanding of the division, Maj Gen Usman Yusuf launched the primary part of Operation Tsare Mutane which lasted from 23 March to 2 April 2021 in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State.


“The troops efficiently cleared many bandits’ camps in Jaya, Kadaya and Bayan Ruwa amongst a number of others. The troops efficiently neutralised 48 bandits whereas the bandits chief within the space, Jummo, sustained gunshot wound to his leg. The troops rescued 18 kidnap victims from the bandits’ enclave. Furthermore, eight AK-47 rifles and one G3 rifle, in addition to one PKT and a Machine Gun had been recovered from the Bandits.


“In the meantime, in continuation with the second part of Operation Tsare Mutane, troops sacked a number of different bandits’ camps round Gabiya, Bozaya and Mereri and the adjoining forests in Maru LGA of Zamfara State from 19 April to three Could 2021. The areas which had been closely infested by bandits had been efficiently cleared by the extremely spirited troops. Key bandits’ leaders together with Yellow Mai-Bille, Sani Meli, Dan-Katsina and Sama’ila Bakajin Bari had been neutralised within the course of.  


“Objects recovered within the second part of Operation Tsare Mutane embody 4,600 rounds of ammunition, two AK-103 rifles, eight AK-47 magazines, 1,628 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, fifty 4 rounds of PKM in addition to one motorbike and 5 Techno cell phones.”

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