Army kills 38 bandits, arrests 93 in Katsina, North West
The Nigerian Army under Operation Sahel Sanity on Monday gave account of its operations in Katsina and the North West region covering 4 September -25 October
Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko told newsmen at a briefing in Army super camp 4 Faskari, Katsina State, that 38 armed bandits were neutralized while 93 suspected bandits logistics suppliers and collaborators were also arrested within the period under review
Also, 30 Dane guns, 941 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 5 live cartridges were captured during various encounters with troops.
He further disclosed that a total of 131 cows, 154 sheep/rams and 1 camel were recovered and that in all the search and rescue operations carried out, 108 kidnapped victims were rescued, 90 bandit’s informants and collaborators, 3 rustled cattle marketers and 12 bandits’ logistics suppliers were arrested.
He said ‘’In furtherance of the Nigerian Army’s mandate to completely rid the North West zone of the country of armed bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers and incessant killings of innocent citizens, the gallant troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY have intensified operational activities in the theatre of operation during the period under review’’.