From 17th to 23rd of July 2020, troops stationed in the North West Zone of Nigeria, reportedly killed 17 bandits, while the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI on 20th July 2020 neutralized several armed bandits in the Kagara Forest of Zamfara State.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja, the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche explained that the mission was conducted in pursuance to Human Intelligence reports indicating heavy presence of the armed bandits, along with a large number of rustled livestock in a portion of the forest which was confirmed by series of aerial surveillance missions.
“Within the week under review, troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY in Shimfida village of Jibia LGA of Katsina State neutralized 17 armed bandits. During the operation, troops recovered 5 AK 47 rifles and 152 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition. Sadly, own troops suffered 3 casualties“. Enenche said
Additionally, troops of operation Sahel Sanity arrested 8 bandits in Sokoto, Katsina and Zamfara states.
In the North Central region troops of Sectors 2 and 4 of Operation WHIRL STROKE, on 16 July 2020 carried out a raid on suspected kidnappers’ hideout at Tomayin village in Logo LGA of Benue State.
:Troops had contact with the bandits and neutralized the ring leader, one Zwa Ikyegh while others escaped with various degrees of gun shots wounds. Troops also rescued 32 kidnapped victims, some of whom had been in captivity for over a month”.
Between the 17th and 20th of June 2020, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole were said to have killed 6 Boko Haram Terrorist members attempting to cross from the Cameroon Border towards Sambisa Axis in Borno State. Caches of arms and ammunition and other items were recovered, while several insurgents surrendered.
“On the 20 July 2020, troops of Army Super Camp 1 while on routine patrol along Maiduguri-Damboa were attacked by Boko Haram Terrorists. However the gallant troops, supported by ATF platforms providing Close Air Support, neutralized several terrorists and destroyed 4 of their gun trucks”