About 24 armed robbers, notorious for crimes in the Kwari and Garin Sado axis of Jibia Council Area, Katsina State have been killed by men of the Operation Hadarim Daji.
Two locally made pistols, four AK 47 rifles and three Dane guns were recovered from the raid.
In a similar development, the Acting Director of Defence Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, hinted that the troops also neutralised two bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State.
The statement by the military read, “Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji acting on credible intelligence invalidates two bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state.
“The successful operation led to the recovery of 17 Rounds of 7.62 mm of AK 47 and 1 Motor Cycle. In the same vein, Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI while on patrol at Gando, rescued 7 males and 2 females kidnapped by bandits.
“The victims have been handed over to their families. Also, about 42 cattles and 38 sheeps were recovered. Troops are currently dominating the area with patrols which has helped to build confidence of locals”.
It added that, “similarly, Troops of Operation of HADARIN DAJI on 19 March 2020 responded to a distress call on the movement of bandits with rustled animals within Gurbin Magarya, Kwari and Garin Gado villages of Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. In the course of operation, 24 bandits were killed in action, four AK 47 rifles, two locally made pistols and three Dane guns were recovered.
“The General public is hereby encouraged to provide credible information to the Armed Forces of Nigeria, just as the Nigerian military and other security agencies remain resolute to the conduct of operation towards security of lives and properties in line with the vision of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin”