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Army arrests bandits’ logistics supplier, weapon manufacturer

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The Nigerian Army says its troops on Exercise HARBIN KUNAMA 111, have arrested one Marwana Abubakar, a notorious logistics supplier for bandits crouching between Jibia – Batsari axis at Kwashabawa village in Jibia Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa who confirmed this in a statement on Friday said the supplier was arrested on Wednesday, 8th May.

Musa also said the troops of 311 Artillery Regiment has arrested one Salisu Ibrahim, a local weapons fabricator in Kontagora, Kontagora LGA of Niger State.

The spokesperson explained that the weapons fabricator was arrested during a raid operation conducted by the troops following a tip off it received.

Musa said some weapons were discovered and recovered during the raid.

The spokesperson recalled that on the same Wednesday, based on credible information received from a good Samaritan, soldiers of 1 Division Garrison have also raided kidnappers’ hideout, killed 2 hoodlums, recovered two AK 47 Rifles, 2 Magazines with 51 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 2 techno cell phone in an abondoned farm house at Gonan Bature east of Rijana and Kasarami in Chukun LGA of Kaduna State.

Musa further disclosed that, troops of 6 Division on routine patrol discovered illegal refining sites and Cellophane bags at Oyakama community, Ahoada West LGA of Rivers State, and arrested two suspected oil bunkerers.

“Also two pipeline vandals and illegal oil bunkerers were intercepted along Sapele – Warri road in Sapele LGA of Delta State and their vehicles destroyed,”

“Accordingly, two pipelines vandals were equally arrested at Ogbagbene Jetty in Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa State,” Musa added.

He noted that the Nigerian Army will continue to sensitize and request members of the public to provide useful information to it and other security agencies for an effective and successful fight against the myriad of security challenges across the nation.

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