SEVEN terrorists shot dead in gun battle with soldiers in Zamfara
Seven terrorists have been shot dead in a fierce gun-battle with Nigerian soldiers in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.
Two other terrorists were captured and the terrorists’ camps destroyed by the soldiers belonging to Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on Saturday.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Danmadami said the troops achieved the feat during an encounter with the bandits at Birnin Tsaba, Tsanu, Lamba, Gabas, Gidan Kaso, and Dumburum Forest in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
He said the troops recovered seven motorcycles, two empty AK-47 magazines and one Baofeng radio.
According to him, following the arrest of a terrorist informant on April 21, troops conducted a follow-up operation and arrested another two terrorists at Shinkafi town in Shinkafi Local Government Area.
“Items recovered from the suspects include one motorcycle and three mobile phones.
“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,” he said.