Bandits seek peace dialogue with army in Katsina
Sustained military operations by troops operation ‘Hadarin Daji’ and 8 Division Nigerian Army against bandits hideouts in the North West has forced armed bandits to seek for peace dialogue.
The ongoing intensive operations of OPHD and 8 Division Nigerian Army which commenced in the past few days with attacks at several bandits hideouts has led to the neutralization of several armed bandits and forced many of their leaders to seek for peace.
The bandits who earlier kidnapped two customs officers on 08 January 2020 at Mallammawa town in Jibia LGA of Katsina state have called for peace. The bandits after testing the might of the Nigerian Military have unconditionally released the two customs officers to HQ 17 Bde in the morning hours of today Sunday 12 January 2020.
Some armed bandit leaders who have sent messages through emissaries to the Acting General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army who oversees operations in Katsina and Zamfara states, have indicated readiness to embrace the peace without any conditions attached.
The Military, will continue to remain resolute to ensure complete disarming of bandits before considering the peace deal as earlier announced by the various State Governments in the North West.
Meanwhile Troops of the Operation have continued with what the Commander calls ”Mop Up Ops” in order to clear all areas of bandit camps to ensure the realease of all hostages.
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