The Nigerian Army has said that the troops of 8 Division have eliminated an unspecified number of terrorists in Talata Marafa Local Government Areas of Zamfara.
Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja
Nwachukwu said that troops, while on a fighting patrol, came under fire from bandits operating along Mayanchi-Dogo Karfe and Fagantama villages in the area.
According to him, troops also recovered one PKT riffle, a large cache of ammunition, and a motorcycle.
He said that the bandits withdrew in disarray having sustained severe gunshot wounds during the gun duel while one AK47 rifle, one Motorcycle, and three mobile phones were recovered.
According to him, the Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, commended the troops for their combat resilience and renewed vigour.
“He also urged them to sustain the aggressive posture in order to defeat all criminal elements operating in the North West and other parts of the country.
“He urged communities in the North West to support the troops with useful information at all times to enhance anti- banditry operations,” he said.