Updated: Many Zamfara bandits, ringleader arrested in intense military raids [Photos]

Turji Kachala chief bandit terrorising Zamfara arrested

File Photo Turji Kachala chief bandit terrorising Zamfara

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Nigerian troops are overrunning bandits in Zamfara State with massive bombardment.

And the troops are also and arresting hundreds of the criminals.

One of the ringleaders, Turji Kachala was captured alive after an exchange of gunfire.

Large number of weapons were also recovered from the bandits.

Onslaught against bandits thickens in Zamfara
Large number of bandits arrested with deadly weapons

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Military helicopters bombing bandits in their camp

Zamfara, Katsina and Niger State have been the playground of bandits in the country, as the criminals captured residents at will and demand ransom to set them free.

Onslaught against bandits thickens in Zamfara
Troops bombarding bandits

They have also killed thousands of residents, burnt houses and sacked villages.

Over 1000 school children have been captured by the bandits in the quest to demand ransom.

However, many of the students have been released by the bandits after collecting the ransom.

Bandit camps on fire
Bandit camps on fire
Bandit weapons of war
Bandit weapons of war
Some of the bandit weapons seized
Some of the bandit weapons seized
Nigerian troops in Zamfara forest
Nigerian troops in Zamfara forest
Fighter jets getting ready for sorties against the bandits
Fighter jets getting ready for sorties against the bandits