Troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army have averted another attack on Dansadau town by suspected terrorists and armed bandits yesterday Wednesday 4th May 2016.
The troops who were on patrol were alerted by well-meaning individuals on seeing the bandits.
The patrol team laid an ambush for the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits who came in large numbers on motorcycles fully armed.
It was gathered that they were en route Ruwan Tofa and Babban Doka Villages in Dansadau District of Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State.
They were to wreak havoc on the hapless innocents of those communities.
The troops killed 18 and wounded several armed bandits.
They also recovered 11 AK-47 rifles, 1 G3 rifles, 1 locally made pistol, 11 magazines of AK-47 rifle, a magazine of G3 rifle and 161 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions.
The troops went further and destroyed the bandits’ camp at Babban Doka general area.
They are also combing the area for the remnants of the bandits and all those that escaped with gunshot wounds in the general area.
The military, therefore, appeals to the public to continue to assist with information on cattle rustlers, armed bandits and other criminal elements in their areas.
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BOKO HARAM ATTACK TROOPS AT IZZA
Meanwhile, in another development, at about 7.00pm yesterday evening, Boko Haram terrorists again attacked federal troops.
The troops were involved in the clearance and rescue operations in Sambisa forest nicknamed “Operation CRACKDOWN”, while on harbour.
The terrorists who came in 5 Toyota Hilux vehicles mounted with Anti-Aircraft guns which they fired along with 81mm mortar.
The battle ready troops rose to the occasion and repelled the attack and pursued the terrorists that withdrew in disarray towards the river line of Izza-Mainyakare axis.
The attack lasted for about 40 minutes without any casualty on federal troops.
Meanwhile, an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed.
The troops recovered an 81mm mortar tube from the terrorists.
The troops maintain highest level alertness and vigilance at the harbour area.
They will further exploit and continue with the clearance operation.
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