The troops of Operation Sahel Sanity in Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States have killed no fewer than 80 bandits in the North-West region in the last one month.
Bernard Onyeuko who’s the Acting Director Defence Media Operation of the Nigeria Army announced this in the middle of a press conference on Saturday while reviwing the activities of Operation Sahel Sanity since it commenced Operations on 6th July 2020.
He added that 17 victims that were Kidnapped were rescued while seven AK47 rifles, 16 Dane guns, amongst other dangerous weapons were also recovered from the bandits.
Bernard said “The people of the North-West Zone felt the immediate impact of the Operation with the tremendous successes that was achieved within the short period of time.
Under review, the gallant troops of Operation Sahel Sanity within the short period have carried out series of clearance operations, ambushes and other aggressive and confidence-building patrols within Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States.
‘So far, in all the operations carried out, 80 armed bandits have been neutralized, 943 total cows, 633 sheep/rams have been recovered; 33 suspected bandits arrested; 7 AK47 rifles. 1 GPMG and 16 Dane guns captured; 17 kidnapped victims rescued and 14 bandits informants and collaborators have been arrested.
Lots of bandits camps which notorious Dangote Triangle and their logistics bases were destroyed by troops of Operation Sahel Sanity.
“This gallant troops continue to dominate volatile areas with boldness in establishing patrols, ambushes and clearance operations to deny the bandits and other criminal elements freedom of their acts.”