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15 bandits killed, 66 criminals arrested in Northwest – DHQ

No fewer than 25 bandits have been killed and 66 criminals arrested within three weeks across the Northwest, the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, ...


No fewer than 25 bandits have been killed and 66 criminals arrested within three weeks across the Northwest, the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has said.

DHQ said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji killed the bandits and arrested the criminals alongside their collaborators within the last three weeks.

Brigadier-General Bernard Onyeuko, DHQ spokesman, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja.

Onyeuko also disclosed that two armed robbers were neutralised and 13 bandits’ informants arrested by the troops.

He said: “In operation HADARIN DAJI, troops have sustained their operations against the bandits’, kidnappers and other criminal elements in the North-West Geo-political zone.

“Troops within the period arrested criminal informants/collaborators whose activities have been causing setbacks for own troops’ operations in the zone. A total of 15 armed bandits, 2 armed robbers were neutralized, 13 bandits informants arrested, 15 motorcycles were recovered, 2 AK 47 rifles recovered, 33 kidnap victims rescued, 66 criminal elements were arrested and some vandalized railway sleepers/tracks were recovered within the period in focus.

“The operations that led to the significant results were carried out at Gidan Zuma village under Kwatarkwashi District and Bakinwa in Gusau LGA; Matuzgi and Gora Namaye village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State; and along Gurbi – Shimfida Road in Jibia LGA of Katsina State. Other locations where significant results were recorded include; Magam village in Tangaza LGA of Sokoto State, Faskari Town and Batsari/Ruma general area in Batsari LGA and Jibia Town in Jibia LGA of Katsina State.”

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