Nigerian Troops dislodge several camps of bandits, eliminates scores including, Aminu Dogo, a kingpin


By: Zagazola Makama 


Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in collaboration with Zamfara state  Community Protection Guard.

 have eliminated a Bandit Kingpin, Aminu Dogo and several fighters in the North West of Magazu in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state in its continued raid in bandits enclaves. 


Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that the feat was recorded on May 1, when the troops stormed the camp, noting that they also recovered 50 livestock stolen by the bandits.


The sources said that the recent operations were in demonstration of its determined efforts to speedily eliminate the insurgents in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina and other parts of the North West.


He said that the troops have within the past weeks been conducting a well coordinated land and air offensives which has resulted in the elimination of scores of bandits including their commanders as well as the rescue of people held hostages in their enclaves. 


In the same vein, he said  the troops repelled two simultaneous attacks at  Gidan Dan-kande and Malam Nadaraga house in Tsafe LGA, where they engaged top bandits kingpins, Kachallah Hassan Nabamamu,  Kachallah Mal tukur and Kachallah baldu and dozens of their fighters. 


On April 30, to May 1, 2024, the untelenting troops in collaboration with the Special Police Unit and ASKARAWAN Zamfara conducted another series of operations on bandits enclaves  operating around Yandoto, Fegin Baza, Dan Marke and Gidan Dawa in Tsafe LGA.


The source said during the advanced patrol, contact was made with the bandits resulting in  a fierce fire fight. The troops however,   succeeded in dislodging the bandits and eliminated several of their fighters. 


“During the Operation, the team intercepted another large numbers of bandits behind SETRACO Company along Tsafe - Gusau road in Tsafe. 

The team succeeded in neutralising several of the bandits  while others fled in disarray.


Several abducted persons held hostage by the bandits' were rescued. Furthermore, the team mobilised to Ba’a Wata Ba area and recovered some items abandoned by the bandits who fled upon sighting the security team advances to their enclaves.


Meanwhile in a seperate operation, four members of the Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) YANSAKAI paid the supreme price while combating the bandits in Tsafe LGA. 

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