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  • Updated: December 01, 2022

Katsina: Bandit Collaborators Arrested With N19.5 Million

Katsina: Bandit Collaborators Arrested With N19.5 Million

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Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have arrested five bandit collaborators at Daudawa village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State with the sum of N19.5 million in their possession.

This was made known by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, at the bi-weekly update on military operations across the country, on Thursday in Abuja.

According to him, the five collaborators were arrested during a stop and search operation on November 17, 2022, with the huge sum and their mobile phones.

Speaking further on the military's onslaught against terror, Major General Musa Danmadami said three bandits were killed on November 20 at Yambuki village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Danmadami said the troops also recovered 91 link rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 30 rounds of 7.62mm special, 2 AK 47 rifles and three motorcycles.

He added that troops also arrested a suspected gun runner with 269 rounds of 7.62mm special in his possession while on his way from Zaria to Damari village in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

“Consequently, between Nov. 17 and Nov. 30, troops recovered eight AK 47 rifles, 332 rounds of 7.62mm special, 91 link rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, and five dane guns.

“Troops equally neutralised 11 bandits, arrested 10 and rescued 9 civilians during the period.”

The defence spokesman said the air component on November 18 carried out strikes on the enclave of notorious terrorist leader and gun runner, Malam Illa at Manawa village in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Major General Musa Danmadami affirmed the death of seven terrorists while Mallam Illa and some terrorists narrowly escaped with critical injuries.

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