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Troops reportedly kill two bandit commanders in Zamfara

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Troops of Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji have reportedly killed two bandit commanders simply known as Kachalla Ruga and Alhaji Auta in Zamfara State.

The duo were targeted by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft which bombed their hideouts at Gusami Forest and Tsamre Village in Birnin Magaji local government area of the state in the wee hours of Friday.

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A military source told journalists on Saturday scores of bandits who converged at Auta’s residence for his burial were also killed during the bombardment of the location.

He said: “The whereabouts of other notorious bandits like Alhaji Nashama, Shingi, and Halilu remain unknown.”

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