In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, September, 2020

Drama As Troopers Swing Into Motion, Rescue 11 Ladies, Youngsters From Bandits In Katsina

Drama As Soldiers Swing Into Action, Rescue 11 Women, Children From Bandits In Katsina

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In response to a report by The PUNCH, troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have rescued over 20 victims of kidnapping, together with 11 ladies, a truck driver, and an undisclosed variety of youngsters kidnapped by bandits at completely different areas in Katsina State.

The operatives additionally rescued one other set of eight individuals from hoodlums wearing navy camouflage at Fankama and Sabon Layi space of Faskari Native Authorities Space of the state.

Disclosing this to journalists through the weekly briefing on safety operations in Abuja on Thursday, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, defined that the feminine merchants and kids had been on their approach to Batsari market after they had been kidnapped by the bandits alongside Shimfida–Gurbi Street.

“On September 17, 2020, troops responding to a misery name rescued eight kidnapped victims from suspected bandits at Fankama and Sabon Layi space of Faskari Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.

“This was because of actionable intelligence that bandits wearing navy camouflage uniforms had been sighted with kidnapped victims; the troops responded swiftly and made contact with the bandits forcing them to desert the victims,” the coordinator said.

Inside the interval, the troops deployed in Ahead Operations Base Dansadau additionally arrested a suspected bandit on a motorbike on his approach to Dandalla village in Dansadau, Maru Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State, with one Pump Motion rifle and three reside cartridges rigorously hid in a bag.

Preliminary investigation, in accordance with the Defence Headquarters, revealed that the ammunition was to be delivered to a bandit chief at a location in Dansadau.

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Equally, two gunrunners had been arrested in possession of 1,620 rounds of seven.62mm ammunition at Kudaru Hill alongside Kaduna-Jos Street in Lere Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.

Enenche additionally revealed that the air part of Operation Thunder Strike killed a number of bandits in airstrikes executed at Kwaimbana forest space of Kaduna State.

He stated, “Equally, on September 18, troops of Ahead Operations Base Burukusuma patrol group killed seven bandits at Magira village of Zamfara State. Moreover, on September 19, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji along side vigilantes arrested two bandits with N1.three million at Baworaje village in Talata Mafara LGA of Zamfara State.”

Within the North-East, Enenche stated a excessive profile Boko Haram commander surrendered together with his 4 wives to the troops, including BH fighter was nabbed at Kamuya in Biu Native Authorities Space of Borno State and 9 different criminals in Wukari Native Authorities Space of Taraba State.

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