Troops engaging armed bandits in heavy fighting in Zamfara

Troops have engaged a group of armed bandits in a fierce gun-battle in Zamfara State

The encounter took place at Bawai Daji, where over 50 people were killed by the bandits last week

Ahead of the fighting on Wednesday, the Air Force airlifted its special forces to reinforce security forces to rid the state of armed banditry

Chairman of the Anka local government, Mustapha Gado, confirmed that several of the bandits were killed in the gun battle, which according to him, also results into the death of two soldiers

Last Friday, the state governor, Abdulaziz Yari ordered the security agencies in the state to kill at sight anyone seen carrying firearms in the state

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