News Troops kill 6 bandits, arrests 18 informants Published 3 weeks ago on April 23, 2019 By Linus Aleke Share Tweet Troops of Operation Habin Kunama III has killed 6 armed bandits, arrested 18 informants trading off sensitive security information and recovered arms and motorcycle from them in Zamfara village. The arrest followed a credible intelligence about bandits’ movements in Kirsa and Sunke in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Army spokesperson Colonel Saigir Musa who made the disclosure in a statement added that the continued clearance operation into the hinterland to clear the brigands midwifed the success story. He said, “The troops made contact and engaged the bandits in a fierce shoot out at the bushes of Kirsa and Sunke villages which resulted in the extermination of six criminals, the recovery of two AK 47 Riffles and two motorcycles. The general areas of Doka and Mutu villages in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, troops on clearance operation also had a serious encounter with a group of well armed bandits which lasted for about two hours. The brigands, who were armed with sophisticated automatic weapons, were overpowered by troops, forcing survivors among them to abandon their camps and logistics which were destroyed by the troops.” He explained that 18 suspected informants and errand men to the bandits including the village Heads of Doka and Mutu villages were arrested, noting that three motorcycles, two dane guns, and two machetes. The spokesperson added that the Force Commander (FC) Major Geneneral Hakeem Oladapo Otiki reiterated the resolve of troops to tackle the menace of armed banditry and other forms of criminality in Zamfara and the contiguous states of Kebbi, Katsina and Sokoto. He enjoined members of the public to continue to cooperate with the troops and other security agencies by providing information that will assist in dealing with bandits in the States. 890 total views, 5 views today Related Posts Banditry: Troops arrests two bandits, one impostorThe Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said that troops of Sector 3 of Operation Whirl Stroke deployed… Troops kill, wound several terrorists in Tumbun GiniDeputy Director Army Public Relations Sector 3, Colonel Ezindu Idimah said that troops of Sector… Troops arrest top politician, 2 others linked to banditsTroops of Operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara State have arrested the Vice Chairman, Anka Local… Related Topics: Up Next Police arrest 4 suspected cultists in Rivers Don't Miss FAAC disburse N1.92 trn to 3 tiers of govt in 1st quarter – NBS Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like Click to comment Advertisement Latest News5 hours ago Court orders Ganduje not to implement new emirates in Kano News6 hours ago Sheikh Daurawa resigns as Chairman Kano Hisbah Board News6 hours ago JAMB set to release 2019 UTME results Saturday News6 hours ago Troops neutralise 7 terrorists after serious battle – Army Advertisement Loading... Most Read Politics14 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked Business and Economy17 hours ago Former CBN director applauds Buhari’s nomination of Emefiele for second term Headlines23 hours ago Oyetola floors Adeleke! As A/Court reverses judgment sacking him News11 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi Politics17 hours ago Presidential Supremacy: Atiku reveals what he will do if tribunal rules in favour of Buhari News17 hours ago Senate clears Buratai of wrong doing in removal of DG NYSC News17 hours ago Senate confirms Dabiri-Erewa as pioneer Diaspora Commission boss Friday Magazine18 hours ago Will new minimum wage cause inflation?