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Defence headquarters confirms four soldiers dead as airstrike kills 21 bandits

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Defence headquarters confirms four soldiers dead as airstrike kills 21 bandits

The Defence Headquarters, on Wednesday, said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, on April 20, killed over 21 armed bandits in an encounter at Zurmi, in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Maj.-Gen John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, who made this known in a statement, said four soldiers died during the encounter.

He said that the troops have commenced aggressive patrols in the area for domination and confidence building among the locals, adding that more details would be provided after the exploitation operation in the area.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria requests the general public to provide credible information on the bandits to assist the Military to rid the country of the criminal elements,” he said.

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