Some armed bandits have died while others were arrested during a shootout with security operatives in Zamfara state.
The encounter it was gathered took place in various forests within the state.
Last week, security operatives were deployed to Zamfara state over the incessant killings and kidnappings by armed bandits. The security agents begun operations in earnest to apprehend the masterminds responsible for the chaos and flush out criminal elements in the region.
Zamfara has been ravaged by bandits and kidnappers for over two years now. The bandits raze markets and homes and kill villagers indiscriminately.