Nigeria/April 15, 2019/Abubakar Ahmadu Maishanu /No Comment/134 views /nigeria Soldiers cordon Zamfara community, kill many bandits, arrest others – Premium Times Nigeriashare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelSeveral armed bandits were reportedly killed on Sunday after Nigeria’s military launched an offensive in Tsanu community in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Residents said the soldiers came around 1 p.m., heavily armed, and reportedly cordoned the entry and exit points of the community before they started the operation. “While some soldiers were manned at the entry and exit point of the community, some entered the community’s market square, targeting armed bandits who were walking freely with arms. They killed many, while others threw their rifles and fled. ALSO READ Nigerian Art Historian, curator, Okwui Enwezor dies at 55 | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News“I cannot say exactly the number of armed bandits killed, but many of them were killed and others fled with bullets wounds. When the soldiers came, the bandits were easily identifiable because they were walking around clutching weapons,” a resident of the community, who requested not to be named, said. According to him, “We saw four armed bandits that were arrested. One of them is a chemist in the community who was allegedly providing medication for the armed bandits. A spokesperson for the military in Zamfara, Clement Abiade, a major, confirmed the report. He, however, stated that the operation is still ongoing and information, for now, is sketchy. He said it will not be justifiable to make further comments, for now. ALSO READ Premier League table: Liverpool go top, Everton defeat ChelseaPREMIUM TIMES reported on Saturday how suspected armed bandits infiltrated Jaja, Rukudawa, Tsanu communities in Zurmi Local Government Area, walking freely, unchallenged. The armed bandits were said to be on the run after the military began airstrikes in many of their hideouts in the bush. They were accommodated out of fear by some members of the communities. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleZimbabweans Struggle to to Recover From Cyclone Idainext articleSierra Leone’s minister of trade and industry woos investors in ItalyRelated Posts433 shares Nigeria/April 20, 2019 /No Comment Gunmen kill expatriate, another, abduct 3 others in KadunaNigeria/April 20, 2019 /No Comment The Fresh Prince is Here: Will Smith Joins Jaden On Stage At CoachellaTony Rapu celebrates 32 years Anniversary with wifeShow love, forgiveness, compassion ― Oyo Speaker tells ChristiansCardi B steps out in whiteAt Easter, Ambode preaches love, sacrifice, toleranceBeyonce’s Homecoming Netflix Deal Worth 60 Million DollarsChioma Akpotha reminisces easter celebrationAPC, Saraki, Ekweremadu, Ugwanyi felicitate with Christians on Easter – Premium Times NigeriaEaster: CAN congratulates Christians, charges them to love one another Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.