Operation Sahel Sanity has stated that troops have elevated their operational actions and have continued to dominate the Northwest theatre with confidence constructing patrols, strong and aggressive ambushes coupled with clearance operations.
This was contained in an announcement by the Performing Director, Protection media operation in Particular Military Tremendous Camp IV in Faskrari, Katsina state.
“Consequently, on 2nd January 2021, primarily based on credible human intelligence in regards to the motion of armed bandits sighted crossing Garin Inu in Batsari Native Authorities Space heading in the direction of Bugaje in Jibiya Native Authorities Space each in Katsina State, troops deployed at Batsari swiftly mobilized and laid ambush alongside the bandit’s route at Garin Garus”.
“Whereas on the ambush place, the troops made contact with the marauding armed bandits and engaged them with overwhelming firepower, thereby neutralizing 5 bandits whereas others escaped with various levels of accidents as indicated by traces of blood alongside their escape routes”
“Additional exploitation of the realm by the gallant troops led to the seize of three AK-47 rifles and two AK 47 rifle magazines loaded with 18 rounds of seven.62 mm Particular ammunition”
“Relatedly, on third January 2021, troops deployed at Dan Ali village appearing on dependable data from dependable sources arrested a suspected bandits’ collaborator named Ya’u Tukur at Sabon Gida village in Kankara Native Authorities Space of Katsina State”
The Military spokesman stated throughout preliminary investigations, suspects confessed to be working for a infamous bandit gang who masterminds nefarious crimes together with kidnapping for ransom in numerous locations.
He stated troops are on the path of different members of the infamous gang.
Brigadier – Normal Onyeuko defined on 4th January 2021 that troops deployed at Maraban Maigora appearing on credible data arrested one Yahaya Aliyu whereas driving on a brand new bike.
“The arrest was executed following stories from dependable sources on the suspect’s alleged involvement in kidnapping and facilitation of ransom fee for kidnapped victims within the space”
“Throughout preliminary investigations, the suspect admitted his involvement within the alleged crime, including that the bike he was driving was a part of a bounty as ransom from a kidnapped sufferer”
“Moreover, on eighth January 2020, troops deployed at Yankara whereas appearing on a tipoff arrested a suspected bandit’s collaborator named Alhaji Adamu Mamman round Yankara basic space in Faskari Native Authorities Space of Katsina State. The suspect has been at massive following his involvement of harbouring bandits in his home”
Onyeuko stated on tenth January 2021, troops deployed at Sabon Layi whereas clearing bandits enclaves round Maigora basic space in Faskari Native Authorities Space of Katsina State, got here involved with armed bandits at Unguwar Rimi resulting in a fierce gun battle.
“The troops had been swiftly strengthened by one other group from Faskari and supported by Helicopter Gunship delivering a deadly blow to the criminals thereby forcing the bandits to withdraw in disarray into the forest on account of troop’s superior firepower”
“Throughout the exploitation part of the operation, 5 our bodies of neutralized bandits had been discovered whereas a number of others had been suspected to flee with gunshot wounds as indicated by bloodstains on their escape route.
”Regrettably, one courageous soldier paid the supreme value whereas two others sustained minor accidents throughout the encounter”
The wounded troopers are in secure situation and at the moment responding to remedy in a army medical facility”
“To this finish, the troops of operation Sahel Sanity are recommended for the successes and their unequalled dedication.
”They’re additional urged to not relaxation on their oars till the northwest zone is rid of all felony parts, saying that the nice folks of the northwest are as soon as extra assured of the Nigerian Military’s dedication to the protection of lives and properties throughout the zone.
“They’re additionally inspired to avail the troops with well timed and credible data that can help within the conduct of their operations”