Army Captures 66 Suspected Kidnappers

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have captured 66 suspected bandits, kidnappers and gunrunners operating around the North Central, parts of North West and North East of the country.

Parading the suspects in Doma, Nasarawa State, Commander, Four Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa State, Major General Gadzama Ali said seven Personnel of the Nigerian Army died during the operation.

Major General Gadzama said that among the captured suspects were made up of 41 members of the notorious Terwase Gana’s criminal gang including the Chief priest who was allegedly involved in preparing charms for the criminals.

According to him, suspected notorious kidnappers’ kingpins Abdulkareem Sadiq and Momoh who were allegedly responsible for the killing of a DSS staff were captured during the operation along Okpela – Okene – Lokoja road in Kogi state.

Major Gadzama explained that on the directive of the Chief of Army Staff, the command launched the Operation Nut Cracker Two where it cleared dreaded bandit camps in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara states.

He pointed out that the operation also led to the recovery of over 200 cows and killing of 18 bandits and their informants.

Items recovered from the suspects were two AK 47 rifle, cartridges, charms and one point two million Naira cash.

Sunday Akintoye

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