As troops tackle bandits and criminal elements in Zamfara, Katsina, Niger and Kaduna ,Borno, Adamawa,Plateau, Venue,Taraba and Nasarawa states.
Military High Command has lauded the efforts of the troops for their resilience and unrelenting commitment to bring peace to trouble locations in the country
The commendation following series of arrests by troops and recovery of arms, ammunition and other equipments from criminal elements in the last two weeks.
General Irabor further encourages the general public to support troops efforts by providing credible and timely information that will facilitate their proactive engagements.
The Acting Director of Defence Media Operation, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko who conveyed the commendation of the Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor during the media briefing in Abuja on Thursday said that generally, “the security situation in some locations within Operation HADARIN DAJI theatre is considerably calm.”
The briefing was specifically an update on the efforts and operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies tackling insecurity in our dear Country.
His briefing is a cumulative and summarized presentation of the activities of the Armed Forces in all its operations across the Country between 2 and 15 July 2021.
Within the period under view the armed forces carried out both kinetic and non-kinetic engagements in different locations within the various theatres, which yielded substantive results, Brigadier General Onyeuko said.
He said that while the security situation in some locations remained peaceful and calm, some other areas recorded some incidents within the period.
Among which were some trouble locations in Zamfara, Katsina, Niger and Kaduna States that warranted troops onslaught against armed bandits and other criminal elements.
“These include ambush operations against armed bandits’ at Galadi village in Zamfara State as well as stop and search operations along Isa – Shinkafi Road in Zamfara State; Sheme – Ruwan Godiya Road and Gurbin Baure, border between Katsina and Zamfara States.
” Also, troops responded to distress call of bandits’ attack at Sabon Garin Yankara, in which troops swiftly mobilized to the location and repelled the attack.
“Additionally, troops conducted clearance and cordon and search operations at Chabi village under Marabu District in Maru LGA of Zamfara State as well as at Jarkuka Yangayya, Mazaya and Buku villages in Jibia LGA of Katsina State.
“Troops also within the period conducted rescue operations at Mararaba Maigora village in Katsina State and Dogon Hako village in Kaduna State.
He said that in each encounter, troops engaged, subdued the criminals and recovered several items including large numbers of livestock, arms and ammunition such as AK-47 rifles, locally made pistols, dane guns and several rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
Brigadier General Onyeuko said thaton July 12 , 2021 base on credible and timely information on the massing up of bandits around SUBUBU Forest possibly in preparartion for an attack. The Air Component of Op Hadarin Daji despatched its NAF Platforms and engaged the bandits in a precision bombardment.
“Several armed bandits, motorcycles, camps and other equipment were destroyed,” and this dealt a serious setback to their criminal activities in the area.
“The Air Component of the operation has continued to dominate the airspace with reconnaissance and in support of ground troops,” he added.