Abuja – The Nigerian military high command on Monday said that two armed bandits were killed by its troops on Sunday, along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
Major General John Enenche, Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, (CDMO), made the disclosure in an operation update, released to newsmen in Abuja.
General Enenche said that the bandits were killed by troops of operation THUNDER STRIKE, in continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other sundry crimes in the country.
The CDMO said that the troops, who weee 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.”
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