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Published On: Wed, Jul 15th, 2020

Troops foils bandits’ rustling attempt kill 6 in Katsina, Zamfara

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Nigerian military said its troops of Operation Sahel Sanity on 14 July, 2020, foiled bandits rustling attempts, and killed 6 of them.

The military in a statement issued yesterday by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, said
the troops while acting on credible Human Intelligence, backed by helicopter gunships of the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji stormed the bandits’ enclave at Komani Hills within Rukudawa general area of Zamfara State and made contact with the criminals elements.

“The gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior fire power killing 6 of them while others fled with grave gun shots wounds. One GPMG, one AK 47 rifle, one magazine and 34 motorcycles were recovered.

“Relatedly, troops of Operation Sahel Sanity on 13 July 2020 responded to a distress call on an attempt by armed bandits to rustle cows at Kasele village in Batsari LGA of Katsina State. As they swiftly mobilized to the scene, the bandits fled in disarray thereby abandoning the animals. Afterwards, the gallant troops have maintained presence in the village and normalcy restored.”

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