The Nigerian Armed Forces have reportedly made huge progress in the fight against eradicating banditry and terrorism in the country.
Joint troops have intercepted N60 million that was being taken to criminals as ransom for the release of captives.
The most shocking part is that some of the couriers nabbed are operatives of yet-to-be-announced security agencies.
The military, in intelligence-driven operations, also saved kidnapped victims, including women and children.
The assault led by a Nigerian Army Squadron and Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces eliminated a number of the bandits.
The contingent is of the 271 NAF in Birnin Gwari and Army Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Gwaska, Kaduna.
“N60,000,000 in cash, petroleum products and sophisticated weapons, were recovered during the operations”, an operative told PRNigeria.
“We will refer the case of the arrested couriers, who have identifications with security agencies, to the Department of State Service (DSS) and Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) for further investigation.”
Troops also recovered vehicles, AK-47 rifles, magazines, various kinds of ammunition and mobile phones.
It was gathered that the DIA had alerted the DSS and the military that some people were to move questionable funds through Kaduna.
“After the hint, the DSS and the military deployed Special Forces to the road. The suspects were caught and the hostages rescued “, a source said.
It is unclear to be seen if the N60million intercepted was from a single operation or if the victims were part of those seized after the March 28 deadly attack on the Kaduna-Abuja train.