Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” on Thursday killed 21 bandits throughout a foiled assault on Doka village in Faskari Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.
The Performing Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. -Gen. Bernard Onyeuko,who made this in a press release on Friday in Gusau, stated that the feat adopted the receipt of credible data over the try by the bandits to invade the village.
In keeping with him, through the encounter, troops efficiently neutralised 21 bandits whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds into the forest as evident by the paths of blood alongside the criminals’ escape route.
He additionally stated that the troops efficiently rescued three kidnapped victims, together with an eight months previous child who had been within the custody of the criminals for greater than 23 days.
“In the course of the exploitation section of the operation, the gallant troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 journal and three Bikes from the fleeing bandits.
“Regrettably, ensuing from the encounter with the bandits, one gallant officer and two troopers paid the supreme sacrifice whereas two different troopers had been wounded in motion and are presently receiving medical remedy in a army medical facility; responding positively.
“The fearless troops have continued to pursue the bandits into the forest and dominating the final areas with aggressive combating patrols to disclaim them any respite,” he stated.
Onyeuko counseled communities within the space for giving credible data to troops which led to the dislodgement of the bandits.
He stated the military wouldn’t relaxation on its oars till it rid the zone and the northwestern states of all prison parts.