5 killed as soldiers, bandits clash in Katsina

Four bandits and a soldier died when troops of “Operation Hadarin Daji” clashed with criminal elements on Thursday in Marina village, Safana local government area of Katsina State.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

According to the statement, titled: ‘Re: Many Soldiers Feared Killed as Bandits Storm Military Base in Katsina’, the army spokesman said that an “unspecified number of soldiers were feared killed in attack on a military post in Marina” were “false and unsubstantiated”.

Yerima said the Army authorities commended the gallant troops for the successes achieved and their commitment so far. “They are further urged not to rest on their oars until the North-West zone is rid of all criminal activities,” he added.

He assured the people of the region of the troops’ commitment to the safety of lives and properties within the zone.

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