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Military Gives Update on Operation Sahel Sanity

The Military has presented its general update on the successes made by the troops of Sahel Sanity from July to 5th September 2020.

According to the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko, within the period under review the troops neutralized 100 bandits, arrested 148 bandits, 315 Illegal miners, 20 bandits informants, 6 logistic suppliers, 13 rustle cows sellers and 6 arms suppliers.

Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko revealed this during a Press Briefing at Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina State.

Mr Benard explained that the troops also rescued 107 kidnap victims and recovered 43 AK47 rifles, 1 General-purpose machine gun (GPMG) 100 Dane Guns, 3261 (7.6mm special ammunitions) and 151 Local Guns Ammunitions.

He noted that the troops of Sahel Sanity operation, a subsidiary of Operation Hadarin Daji, which was launched on the 6th July 2020 to end Banditry, Kidnapping, cattle rustling, incessant killings and sundry crimes in the northwest has from inception till date, foiled 74 Kidnap attempt, 53 attacks and destroyed 81 bandits notorious camps including notorious Dangote camp.

Bandits camp destroyed by troops during clearance operation. Photo: Abdurazak Kaura ( Radio Nigeria).

Brig. Benard said, 3984 cows, 1627 Sheep and 3 camels were recovered from bandits during various operations within the period.

According to him, the Nigerian army appreciated the support of the people in the Northwest and the media, saying the military needed more to support excel in the operation.

Abdulrazak Kaura

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