Troops of Operation ACCORD defuse bandits, recover arms, ammunition


Suspected illegal miners

By Our Reporter

Troops of Operation ACCORD  have recorded yet another success in the Northwest as the  gallant troops on  Saturday while on covert operation at Galadi village in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State neutralised some bandits and recovered  2 AK 47 rifles.

In a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operation of the  Defence headquarters, Major General John  Eneche, the gallant troops during clearance operation  at Sabon Tunga and Tamuske villages neutralised several armed bandits and rescued 3 kidnapped victims. The gallant troops supported by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships bombarded bandit’s enclaves at Dutsen Emai in Zamfara State.

According to the statement, troops while on routine patrol at Gobirawa village intercepted and diffused six armed bandits and recovered 4 AK 47 rifles, 3 Dane guns and 2 motorcycles.

Recovered weapons

In the same vein, 11 suspected illegal miners were arrested by the troops and handed over to the appropriate prosecuting authority for further action. 

“Additionally, troops of Forward Operating Base Kwatarkwashi arrested one Shafiu Suleman, a wanted bandit’s informant at Kwatarkwashi Market. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was the mastermind of the recent kidnapping of some Locals within Kwatarkwashi district of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

 However on Sunday troops neutralized on  bandit at Gidan Ruwa, along Rukudawa axis of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, arrested two and recovered one AK 47 rifle and one magazine loaded with 29 rounds of 7.62mm Special

The troops also arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin who has been on the wanted list in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State and   is presently in custody for further action.

Meanwhile, the statement assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will not relent until all enemies of the Nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones.


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