Operation Sahel Sanity has announced that it has reportedly neutralized bandits, arrested more suspected bandits and rescued kidnapped victims in recent operations.

This was contained in a press statement released by the troop while explaining the activities of the troop and how it has continued to clear all criminal elements in the North West zone of the country.

The troops disclosed that on 18th September 2020, it deployed at Dangulbi while conducting routine operation at an identified bandits area, arrested 2 suspects namely Umaru Lawali and Ahmed Bello.

It further revealed that items recovered from them include 2 black masks (suspected to be used while committing crime), some quality of cannabis sativa and one motorcycle.

In a similar development, the troops also arrested one Mr Abdullahi Lawal and Bala Saidu at Sabon Layi and Dandume in connection with their involvement in selling of rustled cattle for bandits.

According to the statement, troops deployed at Kwatarkwashi in Zamfara State acting on a credible information arrested one Yunusa Muhammad at Gidan Yawa in Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State.

Suspect is confessed to being a specialist in arranging the kidnap of victims and collection of ransom on behalf of bandits.

Likewise on 19 September 2020, troops deployed at Dandume acting on credible information thwarted what could have been a massive attack on locals by suspected armed bandits at Dandume LGA in Katsina State.

The troops who received timely information on the movement of the suspects with several motorcycles swiftly mobilized to the area and engage the marauding criminals in a fire fight. The superior firepower of troops forced the suspects to withdraw in disarray with several of the bandits sustaining gunshot wounds as traces of blood were seen on their escape route during exploitation.

Also, on 19 September 2020, following credible information, troops deployed at Batsari arrested a suspected bandit named Abdullahi Musa with at Giginyu village.

Suspect was identified to be a member of a criminal bandits gang terrorizing the area. Also, one Amadu Saleh and Shaibu Ibrahim were arrested by troops at Madachi and Maigora villa.

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