Nigerian Army has killed 21 bandits and recovered weapons during a shootout 0in Tunga Daji, Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A statement signed by the director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, said troops of 232 Battalion, Zuru, while on clearance patrol on April 4, encountered bandits and neutralized 21 of them at Tunga Daji.
He said that, during the fierce battle, many bandits escaped with gunshot wounds to the top of high ground close to the area.
“Unfortunately, we lost an officer and a soldier during the encounter. The remains of the officer and soldier have been evacuated to the Federal Medical Center, Gusau,” he said.
Chukwu noted that troops recovered five AK-47 assault rifles, one light machine gun, five magazines of AK-47 rifle and 35 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition from the bandits.
The army spokesman disclosed that the troops have been mobilize on a special operation to comb the general area and arrest any fleeing bandit.
Philomena Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.