Soldiers Kill 3 Bandits, Arrest 10, Recover Weapons in Katsina

Olayemi Esan, Abuja 

The Defence Headquarters says troops of ‘Operation Accord’ have killed 3 armed bandits while others escaped with various degree of gunshot wounds in Kastina States. 

Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Eneche said, the soldiers were also said to have recovered three AK 47 rifles during the operation at Yar Tasha village made contact with armed bandits and engaged them in firefight

 In another development,he said, following credible intelligence on movement of bandits, troops conducted fighting patrol to Natsinta and Dawanna villages in Jibia Local Government Area along Katsina-Jibia road. 

"In the course of operation, 10 suspected bandits migrating with rustled livestock were arrested. Upon interrogation, suspects claimed that they migrated from Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State to Niger Republic. Suspects were arrested with 88 cows and uncomfirmed number of sheep".

"Suspects are currently in custody undergoing further investigation."

Similarly, "troops deployed at Ungwan Doka on 15 November 2020, rescued one kidnapped victim named Adamu Yahaya, he said. 

"Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped at Unguwar Sa'ida village in Faskari Local Government Area". 

"The victim has been reunited with his family. Currently, the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with patrols to provide security for locals and deny bandits freedom of action.

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