On Wednesday, the Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 177 Battalion killed two bandits in a raid on their hideout at Angwan Mada in Nasarawa State.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this in a statement made available to reporters on Thursday in FCT, Abuja.
According to Maj.-Gen. John Enenche said the raid was conducted sequel to actionable technical and human intelligence on the camp’s location in the general area.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche further stated that the operation also resulted in the recovery of 20 locally made rifles and other ammunition.
According to Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the troops, adopted an aggressive posture and tactfully assaulted the hideout, taking the bandits by surprise.
“The gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits with effective fire and neutralized two of the criminals responsible for kidnappings and other crimes in the general area while others fled in disarray with fatal gunshot wounds.
“A follow-up exploitation of the camp and environs further resulted in the recovery of a total of 20 locally made rifles, 40 empty cases of 7.62mm special ammunition, and five rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.
“Troops after that destroyed the camp,” he said.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche said the troops had dominated the area with aggressive patrols, adding that they were also on the fleeing bandit’s trail.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche urged the general public members to continue to provide credible information to the troops operating within their localities.
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