Troops neutralise, intercept bandits in katsina state

Aisha John-Mark, Abuja


Troops of HARBIN KUNAMA III have successfully conducted a joint operation with troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI and personnel of the Nigerian police to clear bandits and other reported cases of robbery, cattle rustling and kidnappings in Katsina state.

The clearance operation which is aimed at destroying all bandits’ camps in Katsina state has yielded tremendous results.

In the course of the operation, troops conducted a cordon and search exercise while acting on credible intelligence reports at YAR SANTA village in Kankara Local Government Area and its environs.

At the peak of the exercise, one Mr Monday Chikwunka, 36 years old, an indigene of Delta state alongside sixteen (16) other bandits specialised in rustling cows, killing and kidnapping of citizens were intercepted.

Preliminary interrogation and confessional statements by the suspects revealed that the gang are responsible for most criminal activities in the State and its localities.

The suspects have been handed over to the appropriate security agency for further investigation and prosecution.

Some of the items recovered from the scene includes 2× AK 47 rifle, 4× AK 47 Magazines and 10 rounds of 7.62 mm, 6× locally made Dane guns, 1× revolver pistol, 1× locally made revolver rifle, 20× handsets, 2× motorcycles.