Troops arrest gun supplier and bandit informants

Troops of Exercise Sahel Sanity conducting clearance operations in North West have killed two bandits, arrested a gun supplier and several bandit informants in Zamfara and Katsina states.

Briefing journalists at the Special Army Super Camp IV in Faskari, acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Brig. General Bernard Onyeuko, said the troops acted on credible intelligence in Gusau, Zamfara State arrested a notorious gunrunner, Abubakar Musa, from Mai Wake village, Dakoro area of Maradi, Niger Republic.

He said the suspect is believed to be involved in the supply of illicit arms from Niger Republic to Nigeria through Sabon Birni and Isah Local Government Areas of Sokoto State. General Onyeuko said on July 25, troops conducted a Cordon and Search operation at Gurbin Baure in Zurmi Local Government Area.

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