Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, on Monday night, foiled an attack by bandits on military formation.
The troops also neutralised no fewer than seven bandits during the encounter in the Kango Sabuwal area of the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wanke, in the government area carried out the ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by bandits.
A top military source, who preferred anonymity told Channels Television that the troops successfully neutralised no fewer than seven bandits while several others fled with gunshots wounds.
He said shortly after the encounter, troops proceeded in pursuit of other fleeing bandits, recovered one machine gun, ammunition and six motorcycles.
Meanwhile, the Commander of the Joint Task Force, North-West, Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commended the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the bandits.