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Army neutralizes six bandits, recovers guns, others in Zamfara, Katsina States

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Army neutralizes six bandits, recovers guns, others in Zamfara, Katsina States

The military component of Operation Sahel Sanity a subsidiary of operation Hadarin Daji troops has neutralized six bandits recovering 1 GPMG, 1AK 47, 1 AK 47 Magazine and 34 motorcycles which were recovered and destroyed in the process at Komani Hills area of Zamfara state.

The Acting Director Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko made this disclosure during a press briefing at 1 Brigade Nigerian Army headquarters Gusau, Zamfara State.

According to him, the troops have arrested a suspected bandit at Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State were the troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, one magazine with 27 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 2 mobile phones, MP3 player and a motorcycle keys.

“The troops also arrested a suspected bandits’ informant, one Lawal Maikudi Modu at Mararaba Dan Ali village of Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State. The two members of Yan Sakai group were also arrested and recovered two Dane guns from them at Maga-kyabu” he said.

He noted that on sighting armed bandits attempting to rustle animals in one Alhaji Lawal’s house at Kasele village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, the troops foiled the attempt as the bandits fled while the animals were later handed over to the owner.

“All the suspects are currently undergoing interrogations. The Army hereby urge the general public to assist the security agencies with useful and timely information that will help them to overcome the activities of criminals nationwide.

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