A articulation military-police surgical operation eliminated 42 bandits in the Shiroro area of Niger Province.
The troops were deployed after intelligence on their motion toward Alawa village.
The operatives laid an ambush for the criminals who fled the ongoing armed forces surgical operation in Zamfara.
They opened flaming on sighting them at Manganda junction in Shiroro.
The gun battle that ensued claimed the life of one soldier spell a few others sustained injury.
“At to the lowest degree 42 bandits were killed. We lost a soldier, spell squad members who sustained injury have been taken to Asmau Infirmary in Kagara.
“We recovered sophisticated weapons, motorcycles and herds of cattle from the bandits during the surgical operation”, an officer told PRNigeria.
Meanwhile, Shiroro leaders have raised the alert of bandits fleeing Zamfara entering Niger on motorcycles with masked faces.
They want the armed forces surgical operation going on in Zamfara and states to be well-coordinated to ensure criminals don’t sneak into nearby states.
Bandits have been seen in Galadiman Kogo, Zama, Magami, Maganda, Paleli, Iburo, Chukuba and Dnasapa all in Shiroro Local Authorities.
Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA) spokesman, Salis Sabo urged security agencies to swiftly intervene.
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