Olayemi Esan, Abuja
Troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje on Sunday, killed 30 armed bandits, while 24 cows and unspecified number of sheep were recovered at Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State.
The Defence Headquarters confirmed this in a statement signed by its coordinator, Major General John Enenche on Sunday in Abuja.
The Coordinator added that, same day, troops deployed at Maradun received information of reprisal attack by armed bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State.
"Troops swiftly mobilized to the area to forestall the reprisal attack" he said.
He stressed that, Troops were ambushed shortly after Janbako village where firefight ensued but the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits and neutralised 5 of them. Currently troops are in pursuit of fleeing bandits.
In another development, Enenche said, following a tip off, 2 suspected bandits collaborators named Mustapha Sani and Murtala Sani were arrested at Dungun Muazu village in Sabuwa LGA of Katsina State. Suspects are in custody for further action.