Troops storm bandits’ hideouts in Kaduna, recover arms

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General, John Enenche, Tuesday, disclosed that troops attached to ‘Operation ACCORD’ have ‘recorded appreciable successes’ in the campaign against bandits in Kaduna State.

‘Operation ACCORD’

According to him, the Troops in conjunction with local vigilantes supported by close air support, last Sunday, conducted search and rescue/clearance operation at Dajin Kajuru in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“In the course of the operation, contact was made with armed bandits. After a fierce encounter, 2 armed bandits were neutralised while unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds.

“During the exploitation by the gallant troops, 2 magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 2 motorcycles were recovered.

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“In the same vein, following credible intelligence on the criminal elements who escaped from the onslaught earlier, troops apprehended 3 of the criminal elements in Kujeni village.

“Currently the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols to deny the criminal elements freedom of action.

“The Military High Command commends the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against the enemies of our country.

“The general public is thus encouraged to continue providing credible information to the troops operating within their localities,” said the Defence spokesman.

Also, Major General Enenche said troops of the ‘’Operation Lafiya Dole’ in the North East, weekend, also neutralized 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists after a ‘sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operation,’

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According to him, 6 women and 17 children from Kodila village were also taken in during the operation carried out by the troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The suspects and their family members who surrendered on 26 September 2020, have been receiving medical attention at the 21 Special Armoured Brigade Medical Centre. The suspects are currently undergoing thorough profiling and investigation in line with global best practice in handling such cases.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies remain resolute, determined and committed to sustaining the tempo of the operations,” Major General Enenche said.

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