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Troops Nab Gunrunners, Slain Bandits in Sokoto, Zamfara

Charles Nwoke, Abuja, Nigeria.
November 9, 2020 

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The Defence Headquarters says that troops of Operation Accord have arrested two suspected gunrunners and eliminated two bandits in Sokoto and Zamfara respectively.

Maj. – Gen. John Enenche, the Defence Media Operations’ Coordinator, revealed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

He said that the suspects included Abubakar Mohammed from Bodinga Local Government Area (LGA ) of the state and Ansi Usman Janare from Gohono village in the Tangaza area.

According to the source, items recovered from suspects include one light machine gun, four AK 47 rifle magazines, 586 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition,100 rounds of 7.62 mm Special Ammunition, and one motorcycle.

He said that the troops also eliminated two bandits at Fegi Baza village in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara, following credible intelligence that bandits were operating in the area.

“Additionally, the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has continued to dominate the air space with air patrols providing close air support for ground troops with Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance missions”.

He added that the Military High Command has congratulated the gallant troops for their dexterity and encouraged them to remain resolute in the fight against enemies of the nation.