In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, October, 2020

Infamous Armed Bandit Chief, Mujitafa Shehu Lastly Captured By The Military In Zamfara (Picture)

Notorious Armed Bandit Leader, Mujitafa Shehu Finally Captured By The Army In Zamfara (Photo)

the four arrested bandits

The arrested bandits

 

A infamous suspected armed bandit chief, Mujitafa Shehu has been arrested and three others killed by the military.

 

Additionally, the boys of the Nigerian Military Operation Sahel Sanity rescued 26 kidnapped victims in Zamfara and Katsina States.

 

In a press release issued at present by the appearing director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-Normal Bernard Onyeuko in Gusau, Zamfara State stated the troops has stepped up operation into the distant and hitherto in-accessible areas.

 

In accordance with him, between October four and 9, 2020, mixed troops of Operation Sahel Sanity of 17 Brigade and Sector 9 Operation Hadarin Daji carried out a mixed aggressive clearance operation and recognized bandits’ enclaves at Dankar, Kandawa, Yau yau, Hayin Yau yau, Bugaje, Zandam, Kwari Mai Zurfi, Yar Gamji, Bukuru and Jibiyawa in Batsari and Jibiya LGAs of Katsina State resulting in the neutralization of three bandits.

“Many others escaped with various levels of gunshot wounds. Within the aftermath of the encounter, the gallant troops captured one AK 47 journal loaded with 25 rounds of seven.62mm Particular ammunition and one dane gun belonging to the fleeing bandits.”

 

He disclosed that bandits’ bike and eight bandits hideouts have been destroyed.

 

He additional defined that following a covert operation primarily based on credible intelligence, 4 suspected bandits have been arrested at Kankara and Tudu village of Kankara Native Authorities Space of Katsina State together with a suspected bandits chief named Mujitafa Shehu.

“On 5 October 2020, troops deployed at Ahead Operation Base Bena in Wasagu-Danko of Kebbi state, along side troops of 223 Battalion deployed at Wasagu and Unashi rescued 2 kidnapped victims throughout a clearance operation, rescued victims have since been reunited with their households.

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Brigadier-Normal Onyeuko stated following a tip-off, troops of Ahead Operation Base Jengebe arrested a suspected drug peddler, one Mubarak Shehu at Jengebe Examine Level in Wanki District of Gusau.

“Suspect was caught with 20 packets of Pentazocine injection hid in his bike whereas on transit to ship the merchandise at Kungurmi village of Bungudu, Preliminary investigation revealed that the drug baron is a member of the cartel that provides arduous medicine to bandits within the forest.”

 

Relatedly, on October 6, 2020, troops deployed at Yar Santa in Kankara of Katsina State rescued a feminine Kidnapped sufferer in Kankara and has been reunited along with her household.

 

“Troops raided and destroyed bandits’ camps throughout a clearance operation at Garin Inu, Shekewa Forest, Jajaye, Kerewa, Photo voltaic, Mallamawa and Gobirawa in Katsina State, recovered 2 Dane weapons and various objects.

“On ninth October 2020, troops deployed at Ahead Operation Base Magami whereas responding to a misery name rescued 23 kidnapped victims from fleeing bandits who deserted the captives because the unrelenting troops have been closing of their hideout alongside Zauni-Jengebe street in Gusau Zamfara State.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims have been kidnapped whereas on transit to Magami Market from Gusau in a passenger bus.”

 

The troops have been urged to not relaxation on their oars till banditry and different sundry crimes are completely eradicated within the North-West.

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