Operations Sahel Sanity of the Nigerian Army to curb the security challenges in the North-West Zone of the nation has been extended to December 2020.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai who made this known at Army Special Super Camp 4 Faskari, Katsina State during an assessment tour said, the extension became necessary considering the tremendous successes recorded by the troops within the last 3 months.
Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai further explained that hundreds of bandits and their collaborators were neutralised while others were arrested and handed over to the appropriate authorities for further actions.
He added that about 100 bandit camps were destroyed, several informants were also arrested including hundreds of illegal miners in Zamfara State adding that large arms and ammunition were also recovered as well as hundreds of captives were also regained their freedom.
Lt General Tukur Buratai, therefore, commended the troops for their gallantry toward curbing banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other forms of criminalities in the zone and urged them to maintain the tempo.
He also commended the media for their support and cooperation to the Military in disseminating its activities to the general public and urging the general public to assist the troops with useful and timely information needed to eradicate the criminals as well as their collaborators.
Sani Haruna/Abdukrazak Bello