- Four bandits terrorising Kaduna state have been successfully neutralised
- The bandits met their waterloo after being overpowered by the Nigerian troops of Operation Accord
- Rifles and other weapons were recovered by the Nigerian troops after the cross-fire encounter
The fight against the menace and atrocities of banditry in the north recorded a massive victory as the Nigerian troop neutralised four bandits terrorising Kaduna state.
The defence headquarters made this known on Thursday, September 3, in a statement issued by its coordinator of defence media operations, Major General John Enenche.
Enenche said the operation was carried out by the Nigerian troops of Operation Accord at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
According to him, the operation was coordinated on Tuesday, September 2, after reports on the movement of bandits from Kachia area.
He further stated that the operation was based on intelligence gathering, adding that the troops laid an ambush against the bandits and engaged them with superior power.
"The gallant troops made contact with the bandits and engaged them with superior firepower thereby neutralizing 4 while others escaped with gunshots wounds.
"Troops also recovered one AK 47 rifle and 5 rounds of 9mm with a magazine. Presently, the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive patrols in search of the fleeing bandits," Enenche said.
Enenche the military top hierarchy hailed the Nigerian troops for their courage and patriotism and also encouraged them to intensify the onslaught against the criminal gangs in the northern region of the country and Nigeria at large.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the defence headquarters dismissed claims that fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have infiltrated the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo state.
Majajor Gen Enenche told journalists on Thursday, August 27, that the claim of ISIS in Oyo state was nothing but just an alarm.
He said that security agencies were ahead of the evolving security challenges in the country. The spokesperson assured the public that the ministry of defence had every machinery in place to protect the sovereignty of the country.
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