A joint military operation taskforce team opened fire on bandits operating in the Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Thursday.
The bandits, led by a man named Bello Turji, were left scrambling in the aftermath of the raid, which left several marauders injured and others dead.
According to army sources, Major General Uwem Bassey, the General Officer Commanding of the 8th Division Nigeria Army Headquarters Sokoto, led the military assault.
Satiru and Katanga, two villages in Isa LGA, were recently attacked by bandits, resulting in the deaths of many villagers.
The military, on the other hand, is said to have stormed the marauders’ hideouts between Thursday and Friday, killing many of the gunmen.
According to sources, some of the bandits who escaped the raid were seen attempting to flee along the outskirts of Bafarawa village, some on motorcycles.
All attempts to contact the division’s army spokesman in the division were unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report. More information on the development is expected in the coming hours.