Nigerian Military kill 220 bandits, rescue 642 abducted victims
Charles Nwoke, Nigeria.
The Nigerian Military Troop has killed 220 hoodlums, rescued 642 victims of kidnap, destabilized 167 banditries, and 81 kidnapped attempts from June to December last year, 2020.
This was made known by the Acting Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko, Director Defence, Media Operations while updating the newsmen on Wednesday in Faskari Super Camp Four.
The Defence Media Operation Director, who was represented by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Ilyasu, said 197 bandits’ camps were equally decimated during the operation.
In the same vein, 73 AK 47 machine gun rifles, 194 Dane guns, and 53,200 ammunition were recovered from the hooligans’ camp.
General Onyeuko also stressed that 7,761 cows and 1,876 sheep were recovered.
General Oyefesobi added that 335 suspected bandits, 326 illegal miners, 147 bandits informants and collaborators, 14 bandits arms suppliers, 24 rustled cattle marketers and 46 bandits logistics suppliers were apprehended.
He explained that “since the flag-off of the exercise, significant improvements have been made in bringing peace and stability in the North West west region as evident in the massive resumption of socio-economic activities with little or no threats to lives and property.
“The gallant troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY within the period under review carried out series of clearance operations, ambushes, farm, and other aggressive confidence-building patrols within Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger, and the Zamfara States,” he added.