The Police say they killed 104 armed bandits during an attack in Mahanga forest, Birnin Mogaji local government area of Zamfara State, northern Nigeria.
Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said 50 hideouts in three camps belonging to the bandits were also destroyed.
Moshood said over 500 cattle and 79 Sheep were recovered from the bandits, adding that a policeman was killed during the operation.
The Police spokesman said following the incessant attacks in the state, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, deployed a joint intervention team of about 1,000 personnel in the state.
Moshood said since their arrival, the team has arrested more than 85 suspects, recovered 27 AK-47 rifles and 52 locally fabricated rifles and other dangerous weapons, 269 cattle, 109 sheep already handed over to their owners.
He said to further consolidate on the successes achieved so far, the police boss has deployed the deputy inspector-general of police, department of operations to coordinate the operation against bandits in the state.