Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) have eliminated not fewer than 20 bandits and recovered 16 motorcycles as well as several arms and ammunition in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State, North west part of Nigeria.
The well-staged ambush operation was conducted by the troops of OPHD, on 5th February, 2021 in that part of the country as stated by a source close to the ongoing operations in the area.
This unprecedented feat achieved by the troops is evident that 2021 surely seems to be the year for the Armed Forces of Nigeria as troops continue to record major successes against criminals across the country.
According to a source close to the ongoing operations in the state, made available to Enugu Reporters, says troops of OPHD have again neutralized several armed bandits, recording not lesser than 20 deaths of the criminals in a well-staged ambush in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
“This is coming on the heels of an earlier encounter between troops of the operation and bandits on the 3rd of February this year where the troops neutralized 32 bandits.
“According to local sources on the ground, the latest success occurred on Friday 5th February 2021 when the troops received credible intelligence on the purchase of arms by bandits in Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
“The troops swiftly deployed to the area and staged an ambush on the bandits while making their way back to Sububu forest.
“Troops encountered the bandits and overwhelmed them with superior and effective firepower, forcing them to flee in disarray.
“However, the gallant troops neutralized no fewer than 20 bandits while several others fled into the forest with fatal gunshot wounds. Troops also recovered 2 Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyi (PKT) rifles and 1 AK 47 rifle.”
“This latest feat by the troops is coming on the heels of the neutralization of 32 bandits earlier on 3rd February 2021 during a massive clearance operation by OPHD.
“In that encounter, troops also recovered 16 motorcycles and 2 AK 47 magazines from the criminal elements”.