The troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” have neutralized three bandits and arrested over 10 suspected bandits and informants during clearance operations at various bandits’ enclaves in Katsina State and Zamfara.
Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations said in a statement on Thursday in Katsina.
“On Aug. 16, the troops conducted clearance operation in some identified bandit’s enclaves in Dumburum forest.
“During the operation, the troops neutralised three bandits and recovered one AK 47 rifle, two empty AK 47 rifle magazines and 127 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition,” Onyeuko said.
He said that the troops similarly conducted clearance operations in different places within the two states.
He further said that the places where the operations were conducted include: Bagaga, Yarmalamai, Munhaye, Bena, Unguwar-tsamiya, Unguwar-Malama-Rama, Yadi and Tudun-Ali.
According to Onyeuko, the troops succeeded in rescuing about 10 kidnapped victims during the operations.
He added that clearance operations were conducted between Aug. 15 and Aug. 19.
Onyeuko assured people of the Northwest of the troops’ commitment to the safety of lives and property within the zone.
He urged the people to continue to avail the troops with information that would assist in the clearance operations.