12 killed as troops repel bandit attack, rescue 2 kidnapped victims

12 killed as troops repel bandit attack, rescue 2 kidnapped victims

- Nigerian military recorded another victory in the war against insecurity

- DHQ confirmed 12 bandits were killed clearance operations carried out by troops

- Several weapons and gadgets were recovered during the counter-insurgency operations in the northeast

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has continued to record massive win in the fight against terrorism as Nigerian troops killed 12 bandits in several operations.

Defence spokesperson, Major General John Enenche, also revealed in a statement on Sunday, June 28, that soldiers on Operation HADARIN DAJI under OPERATION ACCORD, foiled bandits attack at Mara Zamfarawa village in Katsina state.

Enenche said the clearance operations were carried out on Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 27, after receiving intelligence reports about bandits action.

He went on to note that the troops rescued 2 kidnapped victims in Kastina and Zamfara States, recovered several weapons, communication gadgets from the bandits, and arrested some of their informers/ collaborators.

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12 killed as troops repel bandit attack, rescue 2 kidnapped victims

Troops nab bandit's informants, recover 4 motorcycles. Photo credit: Defence HQ/Twitter
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The suspects are currently being interrogated and profiled for further action.

He said: "Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI, on 26 June 20 foiled armed bandits attack at Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa LGA of Katsina State. In the process, 6 bandits were killed while several others escaped with gunshots wounds."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the DHQ revealed that Nigerian troops killed 45 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in several operations from June 11 – 18, a period of one week.

This was disclosed by the coordinator, defence media operations at a press briefing on Thursday, June 18, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

Eneche speaking on military operations said the soldiers during a counter-attack on Monguno town rescued 33 that were held captives and recovered a large cache of arms, ammunition and equipment.

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In a related development, lives were saved and some herds of cattle recovered in Kaduna on Sunday, June 21, as the operatives of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) thwarted an attack by armed bandits along the Kwauya-Tsamiya village.

This was revealed in a statement released on Monday, June 22, by the coordinator of defence media operations at the Defence Headquarters.

The attack was repelled by the personnel of the 404 Force Protection Group (404 FPG) NAF Base Kaduna. Enenche explained that the bandits had raided the Fulani settlements and seized some herds of cattle at gunpoint.

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