Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji had maintained the operational tempo by conducting clearance operations on criminal enclaves across the theatre.
A statement from Major General Benard Onyeuko, Director Defence Media Operations revealed on Thursday.
Some of the locations in which troops’ 1 Aquarius operational efforts yielded significant results are; Gurbin Baure – Shimfada road, Gidan Saleh and Girnashe villages as well as Jibia town in Jibia LGA, all in Katsina State.
Other locations were; Wasagu town in Danko-Wasagu LGA of Kebbi State and Kara Kalmalo village in Ilella LGA of Sokoto State.
Consequently, these operations resulted in the neutralization of 12 armed bandits and arrest of 15 including their collaborators.
Also, a total of 16 assorted arms and 136 rounds of different calibers of ammunition and 114 rustled livestock were recovered by troops.
The statement further revealed that, troops recovered 3 extra magazines of AK-47 rifles and 4 motorcycles from bandits, while a total of 3 kidnapped civilians were rescued in the course of the operations.