The Nigeria Army said its troops operating under Operation ACCORD in the North-West zone of the country have recorded significant successes in their quest to forestall incessant bandits attack in the region..
The Major General Coordinator for the Defence Media Operations, John Enenche disclosed this today in a press release on the official website of the Defense Headquarters Nigeria. He said that the “troops of Operation ACCORD, yesterday 15 November 2020, made contact with armed bandits and engaged them in firefight while on Night patrol at Yar Tasha village.
During the encounter, 3 armed bandits were neutralised while others escaped with various degree of gunshot wounds. Equally, 3 AK 47 rifles were recovered during the operation.”
“In another development, following credible intelligence on movement of bandits, troops conducted fighting patrol to Natsinta and Dawanna villages in Jibia Local Government Area along Katsina-Jibia road. In the course of operation, 10 suspected bandits migrating with rustled livestock were arrested.”
“Upon interrogation, suspects claimed that they migrated from Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State to Niger Republic. Suspects were arrested with 88 cows and unconfirmed number of sheep. Suspects are currently in custody undergoing further investigation.” he added.
It further revealed that, “Similarly, troops deployed at Ungwan Doka on 15 November 2020, rescued one kidnapped victim named Adamu Yahaya. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped at Unguwar Sa’ida village in Faskari Local Government Area. The victim has been reunited with his family. Currently, the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with patrols to provide security for locals and deny bandits freedom of action.”
The Military High Command has commended the gallant troops for their professionalism and has encouraged them to intensify the onslaught against the criminal elements in the country.