NIGERIA SOLDIERS KILL SEVERAL BANDITS, RESCUE KIDNAP VICTIMS, AND ARREST INFORMANTS IN KATSINA AND ZAMFARA STATES
The Defence Headquarters said soldiers of Operation HADARIN DAJI under OPERATION ACCORD, have rescued two kidnapped people, killed several bandits and arrested informants working for criminal elements.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche disclosed this in a press release on Sunday, June 28.
According to him, the troops killed 6 bandits and injured several members of their gangs while foiling armed bandits attack at Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa LGA of Katsina State on June 26.
On June 27, the troops successfully arrested suspected bandits informers and collaborators based on “aggressive patrol and intelligence reports by troops at Dunya village in Danmusa LGA”. The army spokesperson says the suspects are currently being interrogated and profiled for further action.
The Defence Headquarters spokesperson also said "troops conducted cordon and search operations at Mara Zamfarawa and Birchi Malamawa villages in Danmusa LGA. In the process several bandits escaped with gunshots wounds. Troops recovered 4 motorcycles. In the same vein, troops on clearance operation at Maidabino town arrested 6 bandits. Troops recovered 1 fabricated AK 47 rifle and 29 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition as well as cutlasses and Charms.
In a related development, on 27 Jun 20, following intelligence reports about bandits action at Kurubka forest, troops immediately mobilized to the area. In the process 2 bandits were killed during a shoot out. Relatedly, on 27 Jun 20, following credible information about bandits hideouts at Rambadawa forest few kilometers ahead of Kodamyo village in Sabon Birni LGA of Zamfara State, troops immediately mobilized to the area. In the process 3 armed bandits were neutralized while others escaped with gun shots wounds. 1 locally made gun was recovered.
Furthermore, on 27 June 20, following credible intelligence about a kidnap incident at Yar Galadima and Mashanyin Zaki villages in Dansadau by bandits on 4 motorcycles, troops swiftly moved to the area and successfully rescued 2 kidnapped victims. A Volkswagen Golf car with registration number MRR 47 XA was also recovered. Troops further dominated the area as effort to rescue other kidnapped victims have been intensified.
In another development, still on 27 Jun 2020, based on credible intelligence, troops embarked on clearance operation along bandits water point at the fringes of the mountain between Gummi and Tambuwal LGAs of Sokoto State. The successful operation led to the neutralization of 1 bandit and recovery of 5 cell phones, cutlasses, some quantities of Indian hemp and sixty thousand naira.
The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and professionalism and encourages them to remain resolute in curtailing the activities of armed bandits in the country.