Nigerian troops arrest 2 foreigners, disrupt bandits, cattle rustling operation in Niger State


By Augustine Osayande PhD

Troops from Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI have arrested 2 foreigners and disrupted activities of a group of bandits operating at Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.

Confirming the report, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche said the successful air operations were conducted on the night of 28 and early hours of 29 June, 2020 sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that some bandits in black attire were seen on the move with a large number of rustled cattle in the area.

He said the Air Component dispatched a helicopter gunship to engage the bandits in multiple waves of attack leading to the neutralization of some of the bandits, while a few escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that two of the escaping bandits, who happened to be foreigners, were later apprehended.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations further stated the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, while commending the Operation GAMA AIKI Air Component for their dedication and professionalism, thanked all Nigerians for their support and encouraged the general public to continue providing useful information that would facilitate the restoration of peace and security to all affected parts of the Country.

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