Defence & Security

Kaduna: Troops arrest bandits’ financier in Zaria bank

By Gabriel Ewawoche

The Nigeria Army, on Thursday, said the security agencies have launched manhunt for one Alhaji Abubakar, a suspected terrorist financier over his activities.

It further added that the troops attached to Operation Hadarin Daji have arrested two suspected collaborators of terrorists’ financiers in Access Bank, PZ branch Zaria, Kaduna State, while trying to withdraw the sum of Fourteen Million Naira (14,000,000.00) deposited into the account of one Alhaji Abubakar.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.- Gen Musa Danmadami, stated this while updating journalists on the successes of military operations across the country between September 8 and September 22 2022 in Abuja, on Thursday, adding that troops of Operation HADIN KAI theatre of operation in the North-East killed two key Boko Haram terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders.

He identified the two as Abu Asiya and Abu Ubaida (A Qaid) at Parisu and Sheruri general area in Sambisa forest.

According to him, within the period in review, troops neutralized 36 terrorists, rescued 130 civilians and arrested 46 suspected terrorists as well as 12 suspected Boko Haram logistic suppliers.

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The items recovered during the operations are; 21 AK47 rifles, 163 rounds of 7.62mm special, 2 RPG bombs, 25 dane guns, 4 unexplosive ordinance store, 2 bandoliers, 10 solar panels, 23 bicycles, 10 motorcycles,

Others are; 1 tricycle, 19 cell phones, 28 torchlights, bags of assorted grains, 122 rustled sheep, and the sum of N203,125.00.

He further added that the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI on 13 September, 2022, conducted an air interdiction operation at an identified terrorist hideout in Dutse Babare in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina state led to the neutralization of a terrorist leader identified as Ibrahim Dangawo and other members of his gang.

He said the operation was further carried out at Gidan Guga in Faskari Local Government Area also in Katsina state, at an identified terrorist enclave, leading to the killing of a terrorist kingpin known as Babaru, who has been on the wanted list of security agents.

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