By Ajogwu Jerry
Acting on credible information about the activities of bandits / kidnappers’ that have been terrorising Funtua -Faskari surrounding villages, troops of 17 Brigade Nigerian Army, deployed for Exercise HARBIN KUNAMA III, at Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, have conducted a successful raid operation at Sheme village, Ruwan Godiya forest and surrounding localities.
A statement by the Acting Army Spokesman, Col Sagir Musa said “The operations resulted in the arrest of 5 kidnappers around Sheme village, along Ruwan-Godiya forest axis. At the moment, patrols are ongoing in the neighbouring suspected bandits’ hideouts.
During preliminary investigation, the apprehended suspects confessed to have been involved in the recorded kidnapping incidents in the general area, as well as sending their victims to their ring leaders that are based in the deep forest at Ruwan-Godiya.
Consequently, troops further exploited deep into Ruwan-Godiya Forest setting Bandits/Kidnappers hideouts on fire.
Troops continued to dominate the area with patrols, to deny the bandits/kidnappers freedom of action”.