Harbin Kunama III: Troops nautralise scores of bandits, arrest informants in Sokoto




Troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III have killed scores of bandits during a fierce battle  while to people  complain about activities of bandits in Magira village of Sokoto state.

Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said this in a statement.

“The troops pursued the bandits to their hideouts killing scores, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries. Unfortunately, one soldier paid the supreme price during the encounter,” he said.

Musa said the troops also arrested bandits informant and logistics suppliers during an “aggressive” patrol to Danboa village and Burkusuwa market in Sabon Birni local government of Sokoto state.

He said the troops raided the locations and apprehended the suspects in the market after an intelligence report.

The suspects according to the spokesperson are: Mallam Ibrahim whom he said was a “confirmed notorious bandits informant and collaborator renowned for collecting ransom on behalf of the bandits; Ashiru Goni whom he said was a ” confirmed to  notorious bandits courier agent who specializes in transporting logistics for bandits within and outside Sokoto State”; and Mamman Taratse whom he said was a “confirmed logistician who  specialises in the sale of rustled cattle at various markets within and outside Sokoto state.”

He said the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Maj. Gen. Hakeem Oladapo Otiki commended the troops for the exploits and thanked the locals for providing timely information that led to the successful encounter. 

“He enjoined members of the public to continue to support the ongoing operation by providing timely and accurate information to enable the troops sustain the tempo against armed banditry and other criminal activities in Nigeria,” Musa said. 

He said the troops raided the locations and apprehended the suspects in the market after an intelligence report.

The suspects according to the spokesperson are: Mallam Ibrahim whom he said was a “confirmed notorious bandits informant and collaborator renowned for collecting ransom on behalf of the bandits; Ashiru Goni whom he said was a ” confirmed to  notorious bandits courier agent who specializes in transporting logistics for bandits within and outside Sokoto State”; and Mamman Taratse whom he said was a “confirmed logistician who  specialises in the sale of rustled cattle at various markets within and outside Sokoto state.”

He said the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Maj. Gen. Hakeem Oladapo Otiki commended the troops for the exploits and thanked the locals for providing timely information that led to the successful encounter. 

“He enjoined members of the public to continue to support the ongoing operation by providing timely and accurate information to enable the troops sustain the tempo against armed banditry and other criminal activities in Nigeria,” Musa said. 




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