•Elimantes bandits kingpin, several others  Jude Johnson The Nigerian military has lost a soldier in an ambush by suspected armed bandits in Zamfara State, North West of country. The Deputy Director Army Public Relations,1 Division Nigerian Army, Col. Muhammad Dole, in a statement on Thursday, said this happened when the troops  under Operation Whirl  Punch…
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•Elimantes bandits kingpin, several others 
Jude Johnson

The Nigerian military has lost a soldier in an ambush by suspected armed bandits in Zamfara State, North West of country.

The Deputy Director Army Public Relations,1 Division Nigerian Army, Col. Muhammad Dole, in a statement on Thursday, said this happened when the troops  under Operation Whirl  Punch responded to a distress call about an armed robbery along Birnin Gwari – Funtua road.

“While on pursuit of the armed robbers, they were ambushed by suspected bandits. However, they fought their way and overpowered the bandits, who hastily withdrew into Kwuyambana forest in Zamfara State,” Dole stated.

He said that during the pursuit of the bandits in the forest, five  bandits’ dead bodies were found. Among the eliminated bandits was a notorious bandit from Zamfara identified as Sani Danbuzuwa.

“Regrettably, we lost One soldier and Two were injured. The wounded soldiers were evacuated and they are responding to treatment in military hospital in Kaduna,” he added.

Dole said that after thorough searched of the ambush area, the following items were recovered: one AK47 rifle;  three  magazines; 87 rounds of 7.62mm (special); a  G3 rifle;  four magazines; and 61 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO).

In a related development, he said a wanted vicious kidnapper and expert in negotiations for ransom, called Yinusa Suleiman from Sambuwa village was apprehended by troops on August 14, 2018. He is currently assisting the security operatives in further investigations.

He assured that the troops remain committed and determined to ensure security and safe passage to all commuters along highways of Kaduna – Abuja and Kaduna – Birnin Gwari roads as well as adjoining towns and villages.

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