Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity in the Northwest region have continued to show more dominance and sustained aggressiveness against bandits terrorizing the zone.They recently destroying about 28 bandits camps, neutralizing several bandits and rescued 26 abducted victims.
A statement by the Acting Director Defense Media Operations Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko and obtained by ait.live the troops also succeeded in arresting a wanted notorious bandits leader named Mujitafa Shehu in Kankara area council of katsina state as well as their drug supplier.
According to the statement, the successes recorded were between October 5 and 9, 2020 following intensified offensives and credible intelligence as a result of clear atmosphere due to the setting in of dry season as against the rainy season which served as a major set back in the ongoing operations earlier.
During the period under review according to Onyeuko, 4 suspected bandits were arrested, many of them neutralized as scores of the bandits escaped with various degrees of gunshots injuries as evident during their trail on their escape routes.
He added that, the 28 bandits camps destroyed and the clearance operations during the period under review were carried out in the forest areas of Katsina, Kebbi and Zamfara states respectively.
Onyeuko also added that, 1 AK 47 riffle was recovered including 25 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 3 Dane guns, 8 motorcycles, assorted drugs concealed in motorcycle as well as other items.
While restating the Nigerian Army’s commitment to ensure a secured and peaceful nation stated that, all the rescued victims have since been reunited with their families while the arrested suspected bandits are undergoing interrogations and are assisting with vital information which will lead to winning the ongoing war.
Editor Paul Akhagbemhe