Troops kill six bandits, recovers Arms in Zamfara, Katsina

Troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY on Friday said it has neutralized six bandits and recovered arms from the group.

The Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko announced this at a press briefing.

He revealed that some of the bandits’ operational facilities were destroyed during an encounter with the troops at Komani hills area of Zamfara state.

Onyeuko also disclosed that the troops have arrested suspected bandits at Jangebe in Mafara local government area of Zamfara state and recovered one AK 47 rifle, one magazine with 27 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 2 mobile phones, MP3 player and a motorcycle key.

Similarly he said, the troops have also arrested a suspected informant, Lawal Maikudi Modu at Mararrabar Dan Ali village of Danmusa local government area of katsina state, adding that two members of Yan Sakai were also arrested and retrieved two Dane guns from them at Maga-kyabu.

The Brigadier General said some bandits attempting to rustle cows in the residence of one Alhaji Lawal at Kasele village of Batsari local government were scared by the troops just as they fled into the forest, leaving the cows behind, “the animals were given back to the owner”.

He said all the arrested suspects are undergoing interrogations, even as he urged the public to always cooperate and assist the security agencies with useful and timely information that will help to end the challenge.

(sinlnigeria)