Naija News understands that the arrest was made by the troops on an exercise tagged; Harbin Kunama 111.
According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa, the arrest was made following “credible information received from good Samaritans about bandits/ kidnappers’ syndicate that have been terrorising Funtua -Faskari surrounding villages”.
Colonel Musa noted that 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” he explained.
The troops further set setting Bandits/Kidnappers hideouts on fire in Ruwan-Godiya Forest.