The Nigerian Army says troops of Operation Sahel Sanity arrested 158 suspected bandits in the ongoing clearance operations in Katsina and Zamfara states.
Acting Director Media Operations, Operation Sahel Sanity, Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this during a news conference at the Special Army Super Camp in Faskari, Katsina State.
Onyeuko disclosed that the troops acting on intelligence information raided an illegal mining site in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State where they arrested 150 bandits and recovered 120 guns.
He said that the troops also raided another bandits’ camp in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara state where a bandit was neutralized and two others arrested while two AK 47, two magazines and motorcycles were recovered.
He noted that the suspected bandits had been handed over to the police command in Zamfara State for further interrogations.