Soldiers kill 13 bandits, arrest woman, seven others in Zamfara

Soldiers kill 13 bandits, arrest woman, seven others in Zamfara. 

Thirteen bandits have been killed and eight others arrested by the troops under Operation Hadarin Daji in Zamfara State.

In a statement issued to newsmen and signed by the acting spokesperson for the troops, Captain Ayobami Oni-Orisan, said among the arrested bandits was a woman who was used by the bandits to kidnap people.

Some items intercepted by the troops include seven AK 47 rifles, eight loaded magazines, 22 Motorcycles,  two dane guns, four GSM phones and 30 jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit.

The troops have also intercepted suspected drug counterfeiters and drug dealers with 350 cartons of fake “PECOL” drugs and a sizeable consignment of suspected Indian Hemp in Zurmi and Shinkafi Local Government Areas of the state respectively.

Captain Oyobami said the drugs which were being smuggled from Niger Republic through Jibia, were carefully concealed behind bags of fresh pepper in a bus with registration number RMY 156 XA Katsina.

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He said, “Careful scrutiny of the vehicle by the troops,  led to the discovery of the fake drugs.

“Troops deployed in Shinkafi Local Government also intercepted another vehicle conveying a suspected drug dealer with a large quantity of  Indian Hemp carefully concealed inside a carton.”

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