Troops Foil Robbery, Kill 1 Kidnapper, Nab 2

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of Operation Accord in Sokoto State have rescued scores of and also foiled a robbery operation along Tashan Bawa-Kuyelo road. The , deployed at Dungun Muazu had received a distress call that suspected bandits barricaded the road, in an attempt to rob road users.

According to the Defence Media Operations (DMO), the , who swiftly responded, made contact robbers. Its Coordinator, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement, said troops’ superior firepower forced robbers to escape into the bush, adding that normalcy has since been restored to the general area. Part of the statement reads:

“Troops of Operation Accord have intensified the onslaught against criminal elements attendant successes. Following credible intelligence the presence of kidnappers in Garin Arawa of Tangaza LGA of Sokoto State 16 November 2020, troops immediately mobilized to the village and made contact kidnappers. “In the course of the encounter, kidnapper killed in contact while others escaped gunshot wounds.

Items recovered the operation, include AK-47 rifle, magazine and . “In another development, troops deployed at Jibia arrested 2 suspected kidnappers named Malam Ismail Isah and Malam Sale Samaila at Tsembe Kolumbo village in Jibia Local Area of State.

are currently in custody for further investigation. “In the same vein, suspected bandit named Bello Ardo Yargoje town in Kankara Local Area of State arrested 16 November 2020 by the gallant troops. The suspect is currently in custody undergoing investigation.”