- A massive onslaught on armed bandits has led to another emphatic victory for the military
- The Nigerian troops have announced the killing of two bandits along Abuja-Kaduna road
- Many bandits, however, escaped with several wounds after being overpowered during the fierce crossfire
In their continuous onslaught towards activities of Boko Haram terrorists and bandits, the Nigerian troop has neutralised two suspected armed bandits along Abuja and Kaduna expressway.
According to a statement released by the Major General John Enenche, the coordinator of the defence media operation on Monday, October 5, the bandits were killed by the Operation Thunder Strike.
Enenche said the attack, which was carried out on Sunday, October 4, was successfully coordinated following a credible intelligence on the movement of some suspected bandits towards the Abuja-Kaduna road.
He also stated that during the superior crossfire between the operatives of the Thunder Strike and the criminals, many bandits escaped with various degrees of gunshot wounds.
Part of the statement read:
"Troops deployed at Rijana acting on credible intelligence on the movement of some suspected bandits towards Abuja-Kaduna expressway swiftly mobilized to the scene and laid ambush along the suspected bandit’s route.
"Contact was made and the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior firepower thereby killing 2 while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Also, in the course of the encounter, 2 locally made guns were recovered.
"Currently, troops have continued to dominate the area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the fight against terrorism recorded a massive victory as a top Boko Haram commander surrendered to the Nigerian troops alongside his four wives.
Major General John Enenche, the coordinator of the defence media operation, made this known in a statement released on Thursday, September 24.
Enenche also revealed that at least seven bandits were killed by the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, adding that eight people kidnapped were also rescued at Fankama and Sabon Layi area of Faskari local government area of Katsina.
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