Army Raids More Criminals Hideouts Across Nigeria

Troops of the Nigerian Army have continue to raid the hideouts of criminals such as the insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements nationwide with remarkable successes.

This is as troops of 342 Artillery Regiment, while acting on credible intelligence raided a suspected kidnappers’ den at Ihie Community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo State where two suspects, Umah Kingsley and Miss Chukwu Happiness were arrested.

Items recovered during the operation according to the Media Coordinator Nigerian Army Operations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, include 2 empty magazines and a locally fabricated gun.

Similarly, following the alleged murder of one Alhaji Tanko of Janda Village in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State by unknown assailants, troops of 1 Division Garrison deployed within the area swiftly moved into the suspected crime location and arrested 2 suspects, namely, Danladi Bisallah and Manesa Danladi with a locally fabricated rifle and 12 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

According to Iliyasu, the army in two separate night operations conducted by same troops at Gindin Dutse Village and Rijana Forest of Birnin Gwari and Kachia LGAs of Kaduna State respectively, 5 bandits terrorizing areas were neutralized while 3 locally-made guns were recovered from them.

That the troops also rescued a 12 years old boy, Rabe Abubakar, who was kidnapped on 21st October 2019 by some bandits at Ruwan Sanyi Village close to Liberia Forest in Kubau LGA of Kaduna State.

” In the course of rescuing Rabe Abubakar, one bandit was neutralised, one motorcycle belonging to the bandits was recovered, while 3 other bandits were believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds” he said.

Furthermore, troops of 1 Brigade Garrison raided suspected kidnappers’ hideout at Dogun Karfe Forest in Bakura LGA of Zamfara State.

The troops however recovered one AK 47 Rifle, 4 magazines and 80 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition which were abandoned by the fleeing suspects.

Also, troops of 16 Brigade Garrison (Main) raided a suspected kidnappers hideout at Sisi-ama Village in Akuku –Toru LGA of Rivers State during which troops arrested one suspect and recovered 3 pairs of military camouflage uniforms, 2 Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC) Overall Suits, 5 Speed Boats, and 2 Generating sets.

Other items recovered include; one pumping machine, one power bank, 4 mobile phones, 117 Voters Cards, one boat engine and one Box Radio

Aminu stated that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai thanks all well-meaning Nigerians for their continued support and goodwill towards the Officers and men of the Nigerian Army.

Urging all law abiding citizens to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or intimidation.

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Suspected murderers arrested and one locally fabricated rifle with 12 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition recovered by troops of 1 Division Garrison During Cordon and search operation at Janda village of Jagindi District in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State



2 Bandits neutralized and one locally fabricated AK 47 rifle recovered by troops of 1 Division Garrison during a night operation at Gindin Dutse village in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State


Troops of 1 Div Garrison rescued a kidnapped 12 year old victim, Rabe Abubakar around Ruwan Sanyi village, close to Liberia Forest in Kubau LGA of Kaduna State


 Body of one neutralized bandit during the rescue of Rabe Abubakar by troops of 1 Divison Garrison around Ruwan Sanyi village, close to Liberia Forest in Kubau LGA of Kaduna State


Items recovered at a suspected kidnappers’ hideout by troops of 16 Brigade Garrison (MAIN) during raid operation at Isisiama village in Akuku-Toru LGA of Rivers State


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