- By Augustine Osayande
Nigerian troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY have neutralised 6 bandits.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, in a statement said troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY backed by helicopter gunships of the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI, acting on credible human intelligence, stormed the bandits’ enclave at Komani Hills within Rukudawa general area of Zamfara State and made contact with the criminals elements.
He said the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior fire power killing 6 of them while others fled with grave gun shots wounds.
Enenche said 1 GPMG, 1 AK 47 rifle, 1 magazine and 34 motorcycles were recovered.
He also revealed that troops on 13 July, 2020 responded to a distress call on an attempt by bandits to rustle cows at Kasele village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“As they swiftly mobilized to the scene, the bandits fled in disarray thereby abandoning the animals. Afterwards, the gallant troops have maintained presence in the village and normalcy restored,” Enenche said.
He said the Military High Command congratulated the gallant troops on their dexterity and encouraged them to remain resolute and sustain the offensives in the North West zone of the Country.