The Nigerian Army under ‘’Operation Sahel Sanity ‘, at the weekend announced the recovery of 300 rustled cows, killed 12 bandits, and arrested 8 suspected bandits and their collaborators
The troops also recovered 11 AK-47 Rifles and 3 Dane guns, plus 11 illegal miners who were also arrested.
The Acting Director, Defense media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, told newsmen during routine updates for the month of November, at the Army Super camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina State, that four additional suspected armed robbers and three cattle rustlers were also nabbed by troops while 300 cows were recovered during the operations.
He said’ ’As you are aware during this period, troops have intensified their offensives such as clearance operations, fighting patrols, ambushes, raid operations and other military measures to crackdown on the activities of these criminals.
‘’These ongoing operations, without doubt have led to the achievement of tremendous successes such as neutralization of bandits, recovery of arms, destruction of bandit’s camps, rescue of kidnapped victims, arrest of suspected bandits and their collaborators.”
He equally disclosed that troops acting on credible Information arrested 3 suspected bandits’ collaborators named Abdulmumini Maidoka, Lawal Abdullahi and Sanusi Abdullahi at Majafa village in Kankara LGA of Katsina State adding that they were apprehended in connection with alleged involvement in banditry activities in the general area.
He said ’’Additionally, troops during a raid operation at an identified bandits associates’ hideout at Maikano village in Jibia LGA of Katsina State arrested 2 suspects named Lawal Danladi and Rane Bello.”
The Troops were said to have also raided an illegal mining site at Kadauri area in Maru LGA of Zamfara State and arrested 11 suspected illegal miners.
The troops while on routine border patrol intercepted and apprehended 4 suspected armed robbers dressed in military camouflage inside a Honda vehicle at Macrine village in Yelwa LGA of Kebbi State.
The suspects were arrested and handed over to the police.
The Army appealed to the people of the North West Zone solicits for timely information that will assist the troops in their operations while assuring that they remained resolute in bringing an end to banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other sundry crimes in the region.