Insurgency: Troops Kill 12 Bandits, arrest 26 others in Katsina


Troops of the Operation Sahel Sanity based in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, in their various operations from 12 to 29, November 2020, killed no fewer than twelve bandits and arrested twenty-six others.

The Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, Brigadier Benard Onyeuko, represented by Colonel Amina IIiyasu, made the revelation in Faskari at a press briefing.

He added that the troops also recovered 11 AK47 rifles, three Dane guns, and 300 cows during the period.

The Defense spokesman explained the circumstances under which the achievements were recorded.

He said,”On 15 November 2020, our gallant troos while conducting routine night patrol came In contact with armed bandits at Yar Tasha Village in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State. On sighting the troops’ advance, the criminals immediately started firing sporadically but the troops displayed tactical superiority, closed in, and overpowered the bandits with overwhelming power.”

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