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Troops rescue 10 kidnap victims, arrest 10 bandits, others in Northwest 

By NewsDesk, with Agency reports

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops have rescued no fewer than ten kidnapped persons as well as neutralised three bandits and arrested 10 suspected bandits and informants during clearance operations in the Northwest region of the country.

As gathered, the clearance operations were conducted at various bandits’ enclaves in Katsina and Zamfara States by troops of the “Operation Sahel Sanity” saddled with restoring normalcy to the region.

Confirming the development, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, explained that the troops conducted the clearance operations in different places between Aug. 15 and Aug. 19, in the two states.

Through a statement released to newsmen on Friday, Onyeuko listed the areas to include Bagaga, Yarmalamai, Munhaye, Bena, Unguwar-tsamiya, Unguwar-Malama-Rama, Yadi and Tudun-Ali.

“On Aug. 16, the troops conducted clearance operation in some identified bandit’s enclaves in Dumburum Forest.

“During the operation, the troops neutralised three bandits and recovered one AK 47 rifle, two empty AK 47 rifle magazines and 127 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition,” the statement said.

Onyeuko, however, assured people of the Northwest of troops’ commitment to the safety of lives and property within the zone, while urging the people to continue to avail the troops with information that would assist in the clearance operations.

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