Operation Accord Troops had on Sunday, in continuation of their ongoing clearance of banditry and other criminal elements in North Western Nigeria, killed 3 armed bandits while on night patrol at Yar Tasha village of Katsina state, leaving many wounded.
A press statement released on Monday by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, indicated that the troops also recovered 3 AK47 rifles from the bandits.
The statement explained further that 10 other suspected bandits and rustlers migrating from Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State to Niger Republic, were also arrested with livestock, and have been kept in custody.
“In another development, following credible intelligence on movement of bandits, troops conducted fighting patrol to Natsinta and Dawanna villages in Jibia Local Government Area along Katsina-Jibia road. In the course of operation, 10 suspected bandits migrating with rustled livestock were arrested. Upon interrogation, suspects claimed that they migrated from Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State to Niger Republic. Suspects were arrested with 88 cows and uncomfirmed number of sheep. Suspects are currently in custody undergoing further investigation.
“Similarly, troops deployed at Ungwan Doka on 15 November 2020, rescued one kidnapped victim named Adamu Yahaya. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped at Unguwar Sa’ida village in Faskari Local Government Area. The victim has been reunited with his family. Currently, the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with patrols to provide security for locals and deny bandits freedom of action.”
He commended the troops for their resilience, urging them not to relent in their efforts to make Nigeria free from criminal activities.