Troops of “Operation Accord” apprehend suspected gun runners, recover arms, ammunition in Sokoto, Zamfara States


Troops of “Operation ACCORD” have arrested two suspected gun runners, Abubakar Mohammed from Bodinga Local Government Area and Ansi Usman Janare from Gohono village of Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

In a statement on Monday, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said troops acting on credible intelligence on movement of the suspected gun runners at Tangaza Town arrested the two suspects.

He said the suspects were arrested on Sunday, 8 November, 2020.

Enenche further stated that one Light Machine Gun, four AK47 rifle magazines, 586 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 100 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and one motorcycle were recovered from them.

He said the suspects were currently in custody for further action.

In another development on the same day, following credible intelligence that bandits were operating at Fegi Baza village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, troops swiftly mobilized to the area and made contact with bandits.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, said after exchange of fire, the “gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits thereby neutralizing two of them.”

He said one motorcycle, four magazines and two mobile phones were recovered from the bandits.

Enenche also stated that troops of “Operation HADARIN DAJI DAJI” deployed in Dan-Ali village arrested one suspected bandits’ collaborator named Jamilu Usman at Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

He said the suspect was currently in custody for necessary action and “the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive and confidence building patrols.”

Enenche also stated that the Air Component of “Operation HADARIN DAJI” had continued to dominate the air space with air patrols providing close air support for ground troops with Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance missions.

He said the Military High Command congratulated the troops on their dexterity and encouraged them to remain resolute in the fight against enemies of the nation.

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