TROOPS NEUTRALISE BANDITS, RECOVER ARMS, AMMUNITION
Troops of Operations SAFE HAVEN and HADARIN DAJI arrested a notorious kidnapper/armed robber and cattle rustler; Mr. Zwanlan Fatim - 42yrs at Shendam town, Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Troops recovered one locally made pistol, five cartridges, one round of 7.62mm NATO, two mobile phones, two Union Bank ATM cards, one ID card and assorted charms, amongst others.
Troops also intercepted Two (2) rail vandals, Mr. Abba Abdul - 23 yrs and My Joseph ZI - 26yrs at Bas village, Heipang District, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The vandals were intercepted while conveying Eighty-Six (86) railways UIC sleepers in a red Peugeot Boxer vehicle with registration No BAU 05 SX.
Similarly, Operation HADARIN DAJI in the early hours of 27 July 2022 responded to a distress call from Bayi village in Tsefe Local Government Area of banditry activities. The Troops trailed bandits to one Alhaji Bello Dan Iya’s residence and neutralized one bandit. Items recovered were one AK47 rifle, one magazine, four rounds 7.632mm special, one MPs, and one sachet of marijuana.
Earlier, on 25 July 2022, troops engaged one suspected bandit on motorcycle while commuting bush path along Gidan Garba, Magami Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Troops recovered one AK47 rifle and 2 pairs of woodland camouflage. All recovered items are in custody.