Nigerian Army Arrests 10 Bandits, Kills 3 and Rescues 10 Kidnapped
The Nigerian Army (troops of Operation Sahel Sanity) have arrested 10 suspected bandits and killed three while rescuing 10 kidnapped victims in Kastina and Zamfara state.
This was disclosed in a statement by Benard Onyeuko, a brigadier general and Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, on Thursday in Katsina.
Mr. Onyeuko who disclosed this information also noted that many ammunitions were recovered from the bandits. Adding that the Army’s Operations were a routine activities conducted in many communities in the state as a measure to curb insecurity in the state.
“On Aug. 16, the troops conducted clearance operation in some identified bandit’s enclaves in Dumburum forest.
“During the operation, the troops neutralised three bandits and recovered one AK 47 rifle, two empty AK 47 rifle magazines and 127 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition,” he said.
He added that the clearance operations were conducted between August 15 and Aug. 19, in communities between the two States (Kastina and Zamfara) which includes: Bagaga, Yarmalamai, Munhaye, Bena, Unguwar-tsamiya, Unguwar-Malama-Rama, Yadi and Tudun-Ali.
He further urged the people to continue to provide the troops with more information that would assist in the clearance operations.