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Four armed bandits killed in Kaduna

Troops of Operation ACCORD have killed 4 armed bandits at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway. The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists.

The operation was to have taken place on the 2nd of September 2020, in continuation of the sustained offensive against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the country.

Major General  Enenche explained that…

“Acting on credible intelligence on the movement of bandits from Kachia area , troops swiftly mobilized to the scene and laid ambush. The gallant troops made contact with the bandits and engaged them with superior firepower thereby neutralizing 4 while others escaped with gun shots wounds. Troops also recovered one AK 47 rifle and 5 rounds of 9mm with a magazine. Presently, the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive patrols in search of the fleeing bandits”.

This comes a day after the Air task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole reportedly eliminated some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and destroyed compounds housing them at Kaza along the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno State.

The Air strike was executed on the 1st of September 2020, following credible Human Intelligence reports as well as confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicating a resurgence of terrorists’ activities in the settlement.

The identified locations within the settlement were said to have been attacked by fighter jets and helicopter gunships dispatched by the Air Task Force, resulting in the destruction of the structures and the neutralization of some of the ISWAP fighters.