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Troops apprehend three suspected kidnappers, bandit in Katsina

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The Nigerian Military says its troops of Operation ACCORD deployed at Jibia havr arrested 2 suspected kidnappers named Malam Ismail Isah and Malam Sale Samaila at Tsembe Kolumbo village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations in a statement on Monday, also informed that the troops arrested one suspected bandit named Bello Ardo from Yargoje town in Kankara Local Government Area of the State was arrested 16 November

The coordinator said the suspects are currently in custody for further investigation.

Eneche further said the troops, following credible intelligence on the presence of kidnappers in Garin Arawa of Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, immediately mobilized to the village and made contact with kidnappers.

“In the course of the encounter, one kidnapper was killed in contact while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Items recovered from the operation, include one AK47 rifle, one magazine and one motorcycle”, he said.

“Relatedly, troops deployed at Dungun Muazu received a distress call from motorists along Tashan Bawa-Kuyelo road that suspected bandits barricaded road in an attempt to rob road users.

“Troops swiftly responded and made contact with robbers. Troop’s superior firepower forced robbers to escape into the bush. Normalcy has since been restored to the general area”, the coordinator added.

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