Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” have killed 38 bandits and arrest 93 suspected bandits logistics suppliers and collaborators.
The actions took place from 4 September – 25 October in the North West.
Ag. Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko disclosed this during an update on activities of Operation Sahel Sanity from 4 September – 25 October Tuesday 27th October 2020.
He said 30 Dane guns, 941 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 5 live cartridges were captured during various encounters with troops.
Also, a total of 131 cows, 154 sheep/rams and 1 camel were recovered.
In all the search and rescue operations carried out, 108 kidnapped victims were rescued, 90 bandits’ informants and collaborators, 3 rustled cattle marketers and 12 bandits logistics suppliers were arrested.
A total of 10 bandit’s camps and their logistics bases were destroyed by troops of “Operation SAHEL SANITY”.
Relatedly, 47 bandits attacks and 31 kidnap incidents were foiled by the troops.
Onyeuko said the gallant troops of “Operation SAHEL SANITY” had continued to dominate all the hitherto volatile areas with confidence building patrols, ambushes and clearance operations to deny the bandits and other criminal elements freedom of action.
He commended the troops for their gallantry, sacrifices and successes achieved so far and urged them not to rest on their oars but build on the achievements recorded so far.
Onyeuko also appreciated people of the North West zone for their continued cooperation in providing credible information for the success of the operation.
He encouraged to continue to avail the troops with actionable information that would aid the desired goal of the operation and reassured them of the Nigerian Army’s commitment to restore total peace in the zone and indeed the entire country.