- A “notorious’’ bandit logistics supplier have been arrested in Katsina state
- Marwana Abubakar was arrested by troops on operation `Exercise Harbin Kunama III’ in Jibia local government area of Katsina state
- A local weapons fabricator Salisu Ibrahim was arrested during a raid on suspected facility at Kontagora in Kontagora local government area of Niger
Troops on operation `Exercise Harbin Kunama III’, have arrested a suspect the army described as “notorious’’ bandit logistics supplier, Marwana Abubakar in Jibia local government area of Katsina state.
Similarly, Army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement that troops have also arrested a local weapons fabricator, Salisu Ibrahim during a raid on suspected facility at Kontagora in Kontagora local government area of Niger.
On Wednesday, May 8, based on credible information, troops raided kidnappers’ hideout in Kaduna, killed two suspected bandits and recovered two AK 47 rifles and ammunition.
In a related development, Musa said troops of 6 Division on routine patrol discovered illegal refining sites at Oyakama community in Ahoada west local government area of Rivers and arrested two suspected oil thieves.
According to him, two pipeline vandals and illegal oil bunkerers were intercepted along Sapele-Warri road in Sapele local government area of Delta and their vehicles destroyed.
Two pipelines vandals, he added, were arrested at Ogbagbene Jetty in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the growing rate of banditry and kidnappings in the northwest of Nigeria may affect food production in the area by over 50 per cent.
Legit.ng reports that officials of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) and Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) expressed their fears on Thursday, May 9.
The farmers in the northwest geopolitical zone said the bandits have resorted to taxing them before they can have access to their farms.
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