Troops neutralise 80 bandits, arrest 33 in northwestNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops under the Operation SAHEL SANITY had neutralised 80 bandits and arrested 33 suspected bandits in the ongoing clearance operation against banditry in northwest region.

Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, made the disclosure during a news conference at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina State.

Onyeuko said: “The aim of the operation is to support Operation Hadarin Daji in streaming the tides of the activities of armed bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, incessant killings and other crimes in the northwest.”

He disclosed that the troops also arrested 14 bandits’ informants and their collaborators in the operations in Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara States in the past one month.

Onyeuko added that the troops also rescued 17 kidnapped victims and destroyed the notorious Dangote Triangle bandits’ camp, their logistics base and several other camps.

He revealed further that the troops…

Source: Guardian Newspaper