Soldiers kill 9 bandits in Zamfara

The 224 Light Tank Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Gusau, said it has killed nine bandits in Madaka Village in Dansadau Emirate of Zamfara State.

The Commanding Officer of the battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Adamu Aliyu, who made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on Wednesday, said the bandits were killed during exchange of gunfire with soldiers on Monday.

He also said soldiers were combing suspected black spots in search of those who escaped with bullet wounds.

Aliyu said three AK 47 rifles, four magazines, five rounds of ammunition and one machete were recovered from the fleeing bandits.

“The soldiers also destroyed 14 out of the 24 motorcycles seized from the bandits.

‘‘The command would sustain the combing the entire area to apprehend them and bring to an end their menace,’’ he added.