• Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

Troops arrest 418 bandits and illegal miners in North-West

Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity of the Nigerian Army have arrested 418 bandits and 315 illegal miners in the North-West.

Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, stated this while briefing newsmen on success recorded by the Army Operation at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina State.

Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, explained that Operation Sahel Sanity was to support Operation Hadarin Daji to fight banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and arm robbery in North-West and some parts of North-Central.

He said troops had recovered 43 Ak-47 rifles, 100 locally made guns, 3,261 live ammunitions and 151 local bullets from bandits across the five states of Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger.

According to him, from july to date the troops destroyed 81 bandits’ camps including that of notorious bandits leader, nick named “Dangote” who was killed on July 24.

The Acting Director announced that a total of 3,984 cattle, 1,627 sheep and goats, and three camels were also recovered from the camps. NAN