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Soldiers kill 7 armed bandits, arrest 5 in Kastina, Sokoto

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Zacnetwork gathered that Seven bandits have been killed by special operations forces troops stationed at Batsari during fierce engagements at various locations in the North West.

In Jigawa Mallamai of Danmusa Local Government Area of ​​Katsina State, four bandits were killed and one AK 47 rifle and several motorcycles were destroyed.

The troops also approached another band of bandits while conducting a clearance operation at the suspected bandits' hideouts in Garin Maza, Tamuske and Garin Bagwari villages of Sabon Birni Council area of ​​Sokoto State and three bandits were neutralized, while six motorcycles were recovered Were done.

The whereabouts of the culprits were also destroyed.

Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko also revealed in a statement that five of the bandits were arrested at various locations while 176 livestock were captured during the operation.

He said that the troops of Operation Hyder Sanity, an assistant operation of Operation Hyderin Daji, continued during the theater of operation, as its northwest continued strong evacuation operations against armed bandits and other miscellaneous criminals.

General Onyuko stated, "On July 14, 2020, acting on reliable intelligence troops, a bandit informer was arrested at Isa-Matete Junction in Isa LGA area of ​​Sokoto State. The suspect is currently being questioned.

Similarly, based on reliable intelligence, troops stationed at Forward Operation Base Bingi, arrested 17 suspected cows and 5 suspected bandits showing a goat for sale at Bingi Bazar in Maru LGA, Zamfara State. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the animals were first evacuated from the village of Gabia.

He also revealed that the troops stationed at Forward Operation Base Danjibagh in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State handed over 121 cows and 37 sheep recovered from the jungle for recovery of animals in the jungle for necessary action.

Zacnetwork learnt that in addition, on 16 July 2020, troops from the Forward Operation Base Dangulbi approved patrolling for Dan Kaka and Dan Kura villages in Sokoto State's Sabon Birni LGA. The coward bandits abandoned and abandoned 3 motorcycles which were recovered by the soldiers.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Burtai, has praised the soldiers for their bravery, successes and their resilience.

Assuring the people of the Zionist Army's northwest zone of a commitment to the protection of life and properties within the zone, General Baratai tasked the soldiers not to rest on their oaths.

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