TROOPS OF OPERATION SAHEL SANITY KILL THREE BANDITS AND ARREST NINE OTHERS IN KATSINA AND ZAMFARA STATE
Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have killed three bandits and arrested nine others in Katsina and Zamfara State.
Among the nine arrested in both States include a suspected informant to the bandits.
On August 24th, 2020, following a distress call from locals, troops arrested a suspected bandit named Lawali Dairu at Yauni village in Safana LGA of Katsina State.
The suspect invaded the village alongside a certain Ila Musa to kidnap a woman but met strong resistance from local vigilante group in the area.
However, his accomplice escaped before troops arrived the village. During investigation, the suspect confessed being an associate of a bandit leader named Mallam Yau hibernating in Tsafe forest.
Simlarly, troops rescued six persons said to be wandering around Tungar Kaduku forest in Zamfara State.
Preliminary investigation revealed that they are natives of Damari village in Bakura Local Government Area of the state who were earlier kidnapped by suspected bandits in their village.
Their escape was possible due to intense pressure by troops presence and operational activities in the area. The rescued victims were immediately reunited with their families.
Also, on August 28th, 2020, troops conducted a raid operation at some identified bandits hideouts in Gamji Village.
During the operation, 6 suspects were apprehended while troops recovered 1 Dane Gun, 1 Motorcycle and 2 cutlasses from the suspects.
On same day, troops deployed at Zakka acting on credible intelligence arrested 3 suspected armed bandits namely Sagar Garba, Hafisu Mato and Suleiman Sada. Suspects were identified by locals to be members of a syndicate terrorizing the general area.
During preliminary investigation the suspects confessed their involvements in recent cattle rustling activities at Kwaya, Sabon Birni and Baure villages. All arrested suspects are undergoing investigation while effort is ongoing to apprehend other criminals in the general area.
This comes one week after Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity killed two bandits, arrested 150, recovered weapons, and rustled cattle in a raid on an illegal mining site located along Gadan Zaima-Zuru road in Bukuyyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Also, on July 11th, 2020, the troops killed two bandits and injured several fighters in a makeshift camp at the outskirt of Arufu area in Taraba State.