ABUJA- The high command of the Nigerian military on Saturday, said that one armed bandit was killed and three other criminals arrested during a night patrol on Thursday and Friday, by its troops in Zamfara state.
In an operation update released through Major General John Enenche, Coordinator of the Defense Media Operations, (CDMO), the high command said that one of the arrested persons, a female, was also impersonating the Nigeria police, to defraud unsuspecting citizens.
General Enenche said, “On 17 December 2020, troops of Forward Operating Base Shinkafi, while on night patrol, came in contact with some armed bandits at Bakinruwa Riverside in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.”
“Accordingly, troops engaged the criminals who fled in disarray due to troops’ overwhelming superior firepower.”
“During the encounter, one of the armed bandits was neutralized, while 2 of them were arrested. One AK-47 rifle and a loaded magazine were also recovered from the criminals.”
“In a related development, on 18 December 2020, troops deployed at Shinkafi arrested one Zainab at Shinkafi town in Shinkafi Local Government of Zamfara State.”
“The suspect was found roaming the town in police uniform. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is from Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of the State and has been involved in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public”, he stated.
The CDMO disclosed that all arrested suspects have been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for necessary action.