Troops have killed 21 armed bandits in the ongoing clearance operation at Tunga Daji in the Anka local government area of Zamfara State.
An army officer and a soldier were also killed in the gunbattle in the axis where the bandits killed over 80 people last week.
Army spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, says several other armed bandits escaped from the battle on Wednesday with gunshot wounds.
The troops, according to him, captured five AK-47 rifles, one light machine gun, five AK-47 magazines, and 35 rounds of 7.62 millimetre round of ammunition.
Meanwhile, troops deployed to tackle armed bandits in Kebbi State also raided their camp at Laka village.
Chukwu says troops killed one of the bandits, and recovered one AK-47 rifle with a magazine.