Nigerian army arrests bandits in Katsina

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Troops of 17 Brigade on Exercise HARBIN KUNAMA III deployed to Kastina State to fight armed banditry and other forms of criminal activities, have apprehended five kidnappers and armed bandits in a raid on their hideouts in the state.

The success was recorded following credible information received from good Samaritans about bandits and kidnappers that have been terrorising Funtua-Faskari surrounding villages in recent time.

In a statement released Sunday by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa indicated that, “Troops of 17 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Exercise HARBIN KUNAMA III, deployed at Faskari in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, have conducted a successful Cordon and Search as well as raid operations at Sheme village, Ruwan Godiya forest and surrounding localities.

“The operations resulted in the arrest of 5 kidnappers near Sheme village, along Ruwan-Godiya forest axis. At the moment, patrols are ongoing in the neighbouring suspected bandits’ hideouts.”

The Army Spokesman added that, during preliminary investigation, the apprehended suspects confessed to have been involved in kidnapping incidents in the general area, as well as sending their victims to their ring leaders that are based deep in the forest at Ruwan-Godiya.

“Consequently, troops further exploited deep into Ruwan-Godiya Forest setting Bandits/Kidnappers hideouts on fire.

“Troops continue to dominate the area with patrols, to deny the bandits/kidnappers freedom of action.”

Colonel Musa enjoined members of the public to give credible information about suspicious movements of bandits and criminals to the nearest army location or security agencies for necessary action.

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