Troops Arrest CJTF Commander, Give Details of How He Aids Bandits

Troops Arrest CJTF Commander, Give Details of How He Aids Bandits

  • Troops of the Nigerian military recorded what can be described as a successful feat in Rigasa area of Kaduna state
  • The troops closed in on a commander of the Civilian Joint Task Force who helps bandits with their operation
  • According to the military, a notorious bandit in the state provided information on the activities of the CJTF commander

The Nigerian Military has accused a commander of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), Aminu Sani, in Rigasa area of Kaduna state of aiding banditry in the state.

Daily Trust reports that Sani, popularly known as Bolo in the area was arrested by troops of the Nigerian Military's attached to Operation Thunder Strike and Whirl Punch.

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The CJTF commander was arrested by some military troops Photo: HQ Nigerian Army
Source: Facebook

Speaking on Sani's arrest, defence spokesperson, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko said Sani was arrested because he was said to have been aiding bandits in the state with their operations.

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Onyeuko said the CJTF commander was captured by military troops after a notorious bandit was arrested on December 3, 2021, at the Paka community in the Igabi local government area in Kaduna.

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In a Facebook post, Onyeuko said that the bandit had informed the troops during his investigation that Sani was involved in some of the attacks in the area.

He further noted that the troops had held peace and security meetings with stakeholders in the state with a view to curb insecurity in Kaduna.

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