Army Troops kill 2 bandits, arrest suspected gunrunners, recover arms

Nigerian soldiers

In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and sundry crimes in the country, troops of Operation Accord, acting on credible intelligence on movement of suspected gun runners at Tangaza Town arrested 2 suspects. The suspects named Abubakar Mohammed from Bodinga Local Government Area and Ansi Usman Janare from Gohono village of Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State were arrested o Sunday 8 November 2020.

Items recovered from them include one Light Machine Gun, 4 AK47 rifle magazines, 586 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 100 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and one motorcycle. The suspects are currently in custody for further action. Also, on 8 November 2020, following credible intelligence that bandits were operating at Fegi Baza village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, troops swiftly mobilized to the area and made contact with armed bandits.

After exchange of fire, the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits thereby neutralizing 2 of them. A statement by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations listed items recovered to include one motorcycle, 4 magazines and 2 cell phones. He said, “Relatedly, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji deployed at Dan-Ali village arrested one suspected bandits’ collaborator named Jamilu Usman at Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“The suspect is currently in custody for necessary action. “The gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive and confidence-building patrols.

“Additionally, the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has continued to dominate the air space with air patrols providing close air support for ground troops with Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance missions.

“The Military High Command congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to remain resolute in the fight against enemies of our Nation.”

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