The operatives of Operation Hadarin Daji deployed to Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State said they have killed 15 bandits who attacked the Sabon Gari area of the town on Tuesday 19th April 2022.
It was gathered that the terrorists stormed the area and started shooting sporadically, rustling a large number of cattle.
A source who refused to disclose this name due to security reasons told this medium in Bakura town that the suspected bandits stormed the area in their large number of sophisticated weapons.
“However, the OPHD troops swiftly responded to distress call and engaged the terrorists in an operation fire for fire that lasted for almost two hours” the source added.
“The troops’ superior firepower made the terrorists force them to abandon the rustle cattle and flee towards Kurunkudu forest with several degrees of gunshot wounds.”
It was also gathered from the community members that during the military operation against the bandits, the troops succeeded in killing about 15 of the bandits while some of them escaped with several gunshot injuries into the forest.
”We appreciate the timely response of the military troops at Bakura, they have assisted us in killing scores of the bandits who invaded our community and they also help us to recover all the rustle cattle stolen by the bandits,” he said.
According to them, one community member paid the prime price as he was killed by the bandits while five locals sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment at General hospital Bakura.