The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have arrested 11 illegal miners and eliminated scores of bandits on November 21 in parts of Zamfara and Katsina States.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche in a statement on Monday said the troops continued to record successes in the fight against banditry and other criminal acts in the zone.
Enench said the troops apprehended the illegal miners following credible intelligence on their activities at Kadauri in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
He disclosed that the suspects had been handed over to the appropriate prosecuting authority for further action.
The coordinator said the troops also eliminated two bandits and recovered two AK 47 rifles while on covert operation at Galadi village in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state on November 21.