Nigerian troops eliminated 14 bandits and arrested 16 Informants following rescue operation as they respond quickly to distress call.

Responding to distress calls of bandits and armed militia groups attacks on civilians at Hanutaru and Dansadau villages in Zamfara, Nigerian troops eliminated 14 bandits and arrested 16 Informants in the follow on rescue operation.

Troops also carried out rescue operations in Katsina and Sokoto state. Consequently, no fewer than 14 bandits were killed. Also, a total of 36 kidnapped victims were rescued within the period

Caches of munitions, AK-47 rifles, motorcycles, assorted military and police uniforms, 6 vehicles among other items were recovered within the period. Also, a total of 24 criminal elements were intercepted and arrested, including 16 bandits’ informants and an impostor by name
Faisal Saidu who paraded himself as Lance Corporal Saidu Abubakar. Furthermore, a total of 223 rustled livestock were recovered during the period.

Within the period, troops of Operation HADIN KAI conducted several land and air operations at different locations of the theatre.

These include robust clearance, ambush and road piquet operations as well as comprehensive air patrols to dominate the general area and neutralize terrorists as well as frustrate other criminal elements.

Cumulatively, the operations led to the neutralization of 16 BHT/ISWAPs as well as arrest of 29 of them, while 40 civilians were rescued. Troops also recovered one GPMG, AK-47 rifles andone belt containing 296 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, accessories for making IEDs.

Credit: Defence News Nigeria

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