Nigeria Armed Forces Invalidates Bandits in Katsina, Zamfara States

By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja

The Nigerian Armed Forces has said it’s troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI acting on credible intelligence invalidates 2 bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara .

In the statement released by
Acting Director, Defence Media Operations,Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko said, the 7 operation led to the recovery of 17 Rounds of 7.62 mm of AK 47 and 1 Motor Cycle.

The  statement also said,troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI while on patrol at Gando, rescued 7 males and 2 females kidnapped by the bandits.

The victims according to statement 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.” He said.

General Onyeuko also said 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, 4 AK 47 rifles, 2 locally made pistols and 3 Dane guns were recovered.

He urged encouraged General public 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.

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