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Troops kill 6 bandits, arrests 18 informants



Banditry: Troops arrests two bandits, one impostor

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.

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