- Troops of the Nigerian army have been commended for the successes recorded through the operation Sahel sanity in Zamfara and Sokoto states
- The commendation was made by the Arewa Crusaders Against Banditry on Tuesday, August 18
- ACAB also commended the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, for being part of the achievements recorded by the troops in these states
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The Arewa Crusaders Against Banditry (ACAB) has hailed the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and troops of the Nigerian army for the rapid success recorded through operation Sahel sanity in the northwest.
The group said the army has exceeded residents' expectations and returned normalcy to the once-troubled northwest region, particularly in Zamfara and Sokoto States.
Speaking on the launch of army's Operation Sahel Sanity which took place in July, the leader of the ACAB, Idris Gambo, said the exercise is already yielding results with hundreds of bandits killed and many others injured or captured.
Gambo said the north and Arewa community is proud of Buratai and troops' modest achievements within a short period.
"Our appreciation also goes to the troops that have been dedicated and steadfast in the trenches, ensuring that the enemies of Nigeria are not allowed to disrupt the peace of the country through their nefarious activities," Gambo said.
Also commending residents of Zamfara and Sokoto states for supporting the army in its quest to rid their states of bandits and other criminal elements, Gambo said the successes recorded by the operation should serve as a wakeup call to other states on the need for synergy.
The group, however, called on Nigerians to continue to show solidarity with the COAS and the troops in their various operations across the country.
"The Arewa Crusaders Against Banditry wishes to state that it is not yet Uhuru, as the task before us requires continued cooperation from all and sundry in northwest Nigeria as well as other parts of the country," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some bandits dressed in female clothing attacked a community in Katsina state.
Residents of Kauyen Baidu Sabuwar Unguwar area of Kurfi town who witnessed the attack said the bandits disguised as women wearing long gowns, popularly called Abaya and Hijab.
Also, the Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said troops of the special forces from the army arrived the state to end the killings in southern Kaduna.
Aruwan said the troops arrived Sector 7, the headquarters of Operation Safe Haven ahead of their deployment to parts of the state.
He also charged the troops to take the battle to the bandits and ensure that peace and security are restored to southern Kaduna.
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