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Banditry: Troops kill 8 bandits, arrest 17 collaborators in Sokoto

Banditry: Troops eliminate one hoodlum, destroy camp

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The Nigerian troops recorded another success in its attack on bandits as it eliminated one hoodlum and destroyed bandits’ camp at Sabon Madada forest on Friday.

The actions were carried out under Operation Harbin Kunama III by the troops of Sector 3.

Similarly, Sector 3 patrol team, on routine exercise, apart from eliminating a hoodlum rescued a kidnapped victim, one Mr Nasiru Aliyu, along Talata Mafara – Gusau Road.

The disclosure was made by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa.

It would be recalled that the troops had earlier arrested one Marwana Abubakar identified as a notorious logistics supplier for bandits in Jibia-Batsari axis of Katsina State.

He was arrested at Kwashabawa Village in Jibia local government area of Katsina State on Wednesday by the troops on Exercise Harbin Kunama III.

Col. Sagir Musa who made the arrest known disclosed that similarly, based on a tip off, troops of 311 Artillery Regiment successfully conducted a raid on a suspected facility in Kontagora township.

According to him, during the raid, some weapons were discovered and recovered.

A local weapons fabricator, Mr Salisu Ibrahim, he said was also arrested by the troops in Kontagora, Kontagora local government area of Niger State.

Musa said that also on Wednesday, based on credible information received from a good Samaritan, soldiers of 1 Division Garrison had also raided kidnappers’ hideout, killed two hoodlums, recovered two AK 47 Rifles, two magazines with 51 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition and two Techno cell phone in an abondoned farm house at Gonan Bature east of Rijana and Kasarami in Chukun local government area of Kaduna State.