Troops Neutralise Bandits, Arrest Vandals, Arms and Ammunition Recovered

Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja

The  Military High Command says, it Troops of Operations SAFE HAVEN have arrested a notorious  kidnapper/armed robber and cattle rustler; Mr Zwanlan Fatim – 42yrs at Shendam town, Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The Troops also recovered 1 x locally made pistol, 5 x cartridges, 1 x rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 2 x mobile phones, 2 x Union Bank ATM cards, 1 x ID card, assorted charms amongst others.

This was revealed in a statement issued by the Director, Defence Media Operations DHQ Maj. Gen  Benard Onyeuko said troops  also on 26 July 2022, intercepted Two (2) rail vandals, Mr Abba Abdul – 23 yrs and My Joseph ZI – 26yrs at Bas village, Heipang District, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to him, the vandals were intercepted while conveying Eighty Six (86) railways UIC sleepers in a red Peugeot Boxer vehicle with registration No BAU 05 SX.

The DMO also said that, the troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI at the early hours of 27 July 2022 responded to a distress call from Bayi village in Tsefe Local Government Area of banditry activities.

The statement read in parts, “Troops trailed bandits to one Alhaji Bello Dan Iya’s residence and neutralized 1 x bandit. Items recovered include; 1 x AK47 rifle, 1 x magazine, 4 x  rounds 7.632mm special, 1 x MPs, 1 x sachet of marijuana amongst others.

It added that troops “on 25 July 2022, engaged one suspected bandit on motorcycle while commuting bush path along Gidan Garba, Magami Local Government Area of Zamfara State. troops recovered 1 x AK47 rifle and 2 pairs of woodland camouflage. All recovered items are in own custody.

The military high command commends troops of Operations SAFE HAVEN and HADARIN DAJI for their timely intervention, encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities.

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