Army Apprehend Bandits’ Weapon Supplier, Manufacturer in Katsina and Niger

The Nigerian Army has arrested a notorious logistics supplier for bandits crouching between Jibia – Batsari axis, Marwana Abubakar at Kwashabawa village in Jibia Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State and two other kidnappers were killed in a confrontation on Wednesday.

The arrest was made by the Amry personnel prosecuting Exercise Harbin Kunama 111 in the North Western part of the country.

Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations in a statement on Friday noted that them troops recorded the successes based on a tip-off.

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The troops of 311 Artillery Regiment, successfully conducted a raid operation on a suspected facility in Kontagora township where some weapons were discovered and recovered. during the raid.

“A local weapons fabricator Mr Salisu Ibrahim was also arrested by the troops in Kontagora, Kontagora LGA of Niger State.”

“Recall that on the same Wednesday 8th of May 2019, based on credible information received from a good Samaritan, soldiers of 1 Division Garrison have also raided kidnappers’ hideout, killed 2 hoodlums, recovered two AK 47 Rifles, 2 Magazines with 51 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 2 techno cell phone in an abondoned farm house at Gonan Bature east of Rijana and Kasarami in Chukun LGA of Kaduna State.’

Colonel Musa also revealed that troops of 6 Division on routine patrol discovered illegal refining sites and Cellophane bags at Oyakama community, Ahoada West LGA of Rivers State, and arrested two suspected oil bunkerers.

“Also two pipeline vandals and illegal oil bunkerers were intercepted along Sapele – Warri road in Sapele LGA of Delta State and their vehicles destroyed. Accordingly, two pipelines vandals were equally arrested at Ogbagbene Jetty in Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa State.

“Nigerian Army, as usual, is unwavering in its commitment and determination to checkmate insecurity in Nigeria, and will continue to sensitize and request members of the public to provide useful information to it and other security agencies for an effective and successful fight against the myriad of security challenges across the nation.”

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