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Military Triumph: Troops Subdue Bandits, Dismantle Hideouts in Zamfara

Article Summary

  • Operation Hadarin Daji troops neutralize numerous armed bandits in clearance operations in the Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
  • The operations, conducted over two days, eradicated bandits’ camps in multiple villages.
  • Many bandits were neutralized, while others fled with injuries.
  • Military weaponry and uniforms were retrieved from the bandits.
  • The intense military operations have compelled many bandits to abandon Zamfara.

News Story

Troops of Joint Taskforce North-West Operation Hadarin Daji have accomplished considerable success in their clearance operations, neutralizing many armed bandits in Zamfara State’s Shinkafi Local Government Area.

The troops carried out intensive operations on consecutive days, effectively purging all bandits’ camps in the villages of Danbokolo, Malam Ila, Malam Sale, Kagara, Gangara, Fakai, and Manawa, all within the jurisdiction of the Shinkafi council.

According to a high-ranking military source, there was an actual confrontation with the armed bandits during the operations. Many of them were neutralized while others escaped, wounded, to the surrounding mountains of Fakai Village.

Military weapons and camouflage uniforms were also seized from them.

The source added, “the operation is ongoing until bandits are cleared from the state, several are already fleeing Zamfara State due to the intensity of the military operations and Air bombardment around all identified bandits’ hideouts.”

During the clearance operations, the troops retrieved three AK-47 rifles, two magazines, two locally made guns, and pairs of military camouflage uniforms. Additionally, a motorcycle believed to belong to the terrorists was incinerated.


Tackling Insecurity: The Pivotal Successes in Zamfara

The chronic security situation in Nigeria presents an intricate web of complexities, further exacerbated by the activities of bandits and other criminal elements.

In this complex scenario, the recent success of Operation Hadarin Daji troops in Zamfara State is a testament to the potential for victory.

While we recognize the spirited efforts of the armed bandits in wreaking havoc, the story does not end there.

The narrative quickly shifts to our military troops’ persistent and effective response, who carried out decisive clearance operations that neutralized several of these bandits, dismantled their hideouts, and recovered military-grade weaponry.

The courage and dedication displayed by these troops bring to mind the necessity of continued support for our armed forces.

The responsibility for a secure and stable nation is not solely on their shoulders but is the collective duty of all Nigerians.

Despite this notable victory, it’s crucial to acknowledge the persisting threat.

Banditry, much like other forms of insurgency, isn’t something that can be eradicated with one triumphant operation.

It’s an ongoing battle that requires sustained efforts, strategic planning, and seamless collaboration between all stakeholders, including civilians.

We urge the government to consolidate this victory by investing more in intelligence-gathering, providing state-of-the-art equipment for our troops, and implementing long-term socio-economic reforms to address the root causes of banditry and insurgency.

We must foster an environment where criminal activities are unprofitable and virtually impossible.

Our hats are off to the gallant troops for their valiant efforts.

Let this remind us of what we can achieve together in the face of adversity.

Did You Know?

  • Nigeria has one of the largest armies in Africa, ranked 3rd out of 54 countries as of 2021.
  • The Global Terrorism Index reports that Nigeria is the third most terrorized country in the world.
  • Zamfara State, located in the northwestern region of Nigeria, has over 3.8 million people.
  • Operation Hadarin Daji was launched by the Nigerian Army in 2019 to combat banditry in the North West Zone of Nigeria.

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  • Celima Sulaimon

    Celima enjoys cooking, driving, and taking care of her two kids. She has a passion for cooking and loves to make different dishes that are healthy and delicious. Celima spends most of her time in the kitchen when she's not at work or with her children. When she's not cooking, Celima likes to drive around town and explore new places on an adventurous road trip with friends or family. But, when it comes to taking care of her loved ones, no job is too big or small for this go-getter! Email Celima @

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