Twelve bandits have been neutralised by troops of the ongoing ‘Operation Sahel Sanity’ across the North-Western states of Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara respectively.
This was made known by the Acting Director Defense Operations, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko represented by Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, Colonel Musa Iliyasu while briefly reporters at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state.
The Nigeria Army added that between 12th to 29th November 2020, a total of 11 AK-47 rifles were recovered and 8 Bandit collaborators were also arrested as well the recovery of 300 Cows.
While appreciating communities for their cooperation with the army, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko called for more cooperation capable of leading to lasting peace and order, “as partners in progress, we still solicit for more timely information that will assist the troops in their operations. The Nigerian Army is resolute in bringing an end to banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other sundry crimes in the Northwest zone.”
In another development, the Army said 11 illegal Miners were arrested on 22nd November 2020 after a raid at an illegal mining site at Kadauri area in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.
“Furthermore, on 24th November 2020, following credible information, troops busted a cattle rustlers camp at Dankori village in Mani LGA of Katsina State. leading to the arrest of 3 suspected cattle rustlers while 300 cows were also recovered at the scene. Similarly, on 28 November 2020, troops while on routine border patrol intercepted and apprehended 4 suspected armed robbers dressed in military camouflage inside a vehicle at Macrine village in Yelwa LGA of Kebbi State. All arrested suspects have been handed over to appropriate authorities for prosecution”.
Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko also recognised the efforts of the personnel of the Nigeria Army for their commitment towards restoring peace and across the nation.