Troops of prosecuting operati against the menace of armed banditrry in Zamfara and Katsina states have eliminated 26 bandits in multiple gunfights just as mine person’s kidnapped by the bandits were rescued from their camps.
Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, Director of Defence Media Operations made the disclosure on Saturday in Abuja.
During the operations, 4 AK 47 rifles, 2 locally made pistols, 3 Dane guns, 17 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition of AK 47 and One Motorcycle were captured.
e said, that between Thursday 18 and Friday 19 March, “Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji acting on credible intelligence invalidated 2 bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state.
“The successful operation led to the recovery of 17 Rounds of 7.62 mm of AK 47 and 1 Motor Cycle.
“In the same vein, Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji while on patrol at Gando, rescued 7 males and 2 females kidnapped by bandits.
“The victims have been handed over to their families.
“Also, about 42 cattles and 38 sheeps were recovered.
“Troops are currently dominating the area with patrols which has helped to build confidence of locals.
“Similarly, Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji on 19 March 2020 responded to a distress call on the movement of bandits with rustled animals within Gurbin Magarya, Kwari and Garin Gado villages of Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“In the course of operation, 24 bandits were killed in action, 4 AK 47 rifles, 2 locally made pistols and 3 Dane guns were recovered.
“The General public is hereby encouraged to provide credible information to the Armed Forces of Nigeria, just as the Nigerian military and other security agencies remain resolute to the conduct of operation towards security of lives and properties in line with the vision of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin.”
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