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Troops Kill 8 Bandits, Capture 17 Others In Sokoto States

In any event, eight brigands have been slaughtered and 17 different associates captured by troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III under the eighth division of the Nigerian Army, Sokoto State.

The General Officer Commanding the Division, Maj.- Gen. Hakeem Otiki, told the newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday that those captured were brigands’ sources and coordination providers.

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This is as the 55th Sumit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, opened by President Muhammadu Buhari is continuous at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Affirming the reports, Otaki said five brigands’ camps and 25 bikes were demolished in the task.

He lauded individuals from different watchfulness gatherings and neighborhood seekers for their help to troops working in their towns and networks.

Otaki clarified that the task which was hailed off on April 1, 2019, in Zamfara State, included military exercises in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States.

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He noticed that the activity had given the rest of the area of the brain; to stay in their towns and proceed with their healthy lives just as encouraged the arrival of outcasts and Internally Displaced Persons to their homes.

He included that troops and coordination were sent from different divisions of the Nigerian Army to checkmate brigands exercises.

As indicated by Otiki, endeavors of the Nigerian Army and their Niger Republic partners just as other security organizations in the nation, particularly in the territories of joint fringe watches and the elements of the activity, has been yielding positive effects.

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He said the coordinated effort had realized a few experiences and annihilation of crooks in Isa, Rabah and Burkusuma general territory around Sububu Forest in Sokoto State.

His words: “In Katsina State, troops working to camp in Batsari, Safana, and Kankara additionally reached outlaw packs and precluded them opportunity from claiming activity in Dumburum Forest.

“In Kebbi State troops conveyed in very camp in Bena, Jega and Danko Wasagu additionally experienced and vanquished marauders in Gando Forest,” Otaki said.

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The GOC unveiled that inside the brief time of the task, eight AK 47 Rifles, two G3 Rifles, two GPMGs, three Dane Guns, nine AK 47 Magazine and 48 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammo were recuperated from the desperados.

He noticed that improved cooperative energy with other security offices and more prominent comprehension delighted in from customary establishments and state specialists had encouraged upgraded security of the ordinary people in the influenced regions.

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