17 November 2020 By Ifeayin Osita
The Armed Forces says troops of Operation Accord In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and sundry crimes in North-West zone of the country, have recorded significant successes by eliminating three bandits, arrested ten and recovered rustled livestock.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
The statement explains that Troops of Operation ACCORD while on Night patrol at Yar Tasha village made contact with armed bandits and engaged them in firefight and during the encounter, three armed bandits were killed while others escaped with various degree of gunshot wounds.
Equally, three AK 47 rifles were recovered during the operation.
In another development, 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 and arrested ten suspected bandits migrating with rustled livestock
According to the statement, Upon interrogation, suspects claimed that they migrated from Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State to Niger Republic.
It states that the Suspects were arrested with Eighty Eight cows and uncomfirmed number of sheep.
Suspects are currently in custody undergoing further investigation.
Similarly, troops deployed at Ungwan Doka rescued one kidnapped victim named Adamu Yahaya.
Preliminary investigation according to the statement reveals that the victim was kidnapped at Unguwar Sa’ida village in Faskari Local Government Area.
The statement notes that the victim has been reunited with his family while the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with patrols to provide security for locals and deny bandits freedom of action.
The statement adds that the Military High Command commends the gallant troops for their professionalism and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against the criminal elements in the country.