Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, in continuation of sustained efforts to safeguard lives and property in the North Central Zone of the Country, on 29th December, foiled the operation of bandits in Katsina State.
According to a press release by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the troops, in conjunction with personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, swiftly mobilized to Wurma village in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State following credible information on armed bandits’ activities at the location.
Troops engaged the bandits who had kidnapped some locals and rustled some livestock from Kwayawa Village in Safana Local Government Area. With superior firepower and support by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunship, the armed bandits were forced to abandon the kidnapped victims. Consequently, troops rescued 18 women and 5 children as well as recovered 75 rustled livestock.
During the encounter, troops also arrested one bandits’ informant, Mohammed Saleh, along with some arms and ammunition. The rescued kidnapped victims have been successfully reunited with their families and the recovered livestock handed over to the owners, while the arrested bandits’ informant has been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for further action.