Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have killed two bandits including a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Bada in Zamfara.
They were killed during separate operations in Zamfara.
Bada was said to have attacked Yar Tashar village market and killed some farmers on October 13, 2022.
He was neutralized during a gun battle that ensued between the troops and the bandits during an attack on farmers who were harvesting their farm produce last Friday.
His death was confirmed in a statement on Monday by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami.
Danmadami explained that another bandit was killed after he and his colleagues had attacked Gamraki village and kidnapped two persons before the arrival of the troops.
He added that the troops engaged the bandits in a gun battle, and rescued the victims while other bandits ran away with gunshot injuries.
”On the same day, troops also responded to bandits’ attack on farmers harvesting their produce at Yar Tashar village in Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State. Troops neutralised a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Mr Bada. Bada was said to have attacked Yar Tashar village market and killed some farmers on 13 October 2022. Troops recovered one motorcycle, some weapons, and valuables,” the statement read in part.
He encouraged the general public to avail the army with credible and timely information on criminal activities.