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Troops kill many bandits in Katsina, Zamfara

AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna and Augustine Okezie, Katsina


THE Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has stated troops of Operation Hadarin Daji eradicated a number of bandits and rescued many kidnapped victims in continuation of aggressive clearance below Operation Accord in Katsina and Zamfara states.

That is as Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged the Military to “end off” bandits wherever they’re hiding within the state.

The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, introduced this on Sunday in a press release in Abuja.

Enenche stated the troops, on June 26, foiled an assault at Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa Native Authorities Space of Katsina State, killing six bandits whereas a number of others escaped with gunshot wounds.

He stated the troops additionally arrested suspected bandits’ informants and collaborators at Dunya village on June 27, following aggressive patrol and intelligence stories.

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In accordance with him, the suspects are being interrogated and profiled for additional motion.

Enenche stated troops humiliated a number of bandits in a cordon-and-search operations at Mara Zamfarawa and Birchi Malamawa villages and recovered 4 bikes.

The media coordinator stated troops on clearance operation at Maidabino city arrested six bandits, recovered one fabricated AK-47 rifle and 29 rounds of seven.62mm particular ammunition in addition to cutlasses and charms.

The troops recorded successes in different operations on similar day.

Masari instructed the Military to complete off bandits killing harmless residents of the state.

He stated not one of the killers must be left alive within the forests of the frontline native governments within the state.

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The governor spoke throughout a condolence go to to Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) in Faskari, Kadisau and Dandume native authorities areas of the state.

He stated: “The bandits wanted to be fully eradicated for peace to return to the land. The one language that the bandits perceive is firing of AK-47. Subsequently, they are going to be handled with the language they perceive.”

The governor assured about 4,000 IDPs at Faskari Main College and about 800 in Dandume that his administration would proceed to present them meals and medicaments all through their keep within the camps.

Additionally, the Chief of Air Employees, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, has stated there’s synergy amongst Armed Forces to defeat safety threats within the land.

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Abubakar spoke on the commencement ceremony of 182 Armed Forces officers, some paramilitary and different safety brokers who accomplished a six-month Junior Course on the Armed Forces Command and Employees Faculty (AFCSC) in Kaduna the place he was the visitor of honour.

He instructed the officers that the curriculum of the course they simply accomplished was reviewed to allow them deal with the ever-changing nature of warfare, which embody insurgency, terrorism and militancy.

The air chief stated the commencement was coming at a time “when the political, financial, diplomatic, social and navy traces are all working in synergy to realize our strategic end-state, which is to “defeat the threats to our nationwide safety”.





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