Troops of the Operations Sharan Daji and Harbin Kunama III have killed seven suspected armed bandits during an operation in Aljumana Fulani and Ketere villages in Zamfara State.
The soldiers engaged the bandits during a clearance operation in the area on Thursday.
According to the Spokesperson for the Operation Sharan Daji, Major Clement Abiade, the operation was carried out in partnership with the Nigerian Army Deep Blue Special Forces, the Air Force and local vigilantes.
Major Abiade narrated that one soldier lost his life, while six others and a vigilante member sustained various degrees of injuries during the exercise.
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While stating that the bandits were armed with sophisticated automatic weapons, Abiade emphasized that they were surprised by the superior firepower of the troops.
The survivors among the bandits fled with gunshot wounds, as they were forced to abandon their camp.