Army neutrailizes 22 Insurgents, 3 bandits in Borno and Kastina State.




File Photo of The Coordinator Defense Media Operations. Photo Credit: DHQ.

Troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria working with other security agencies are again renewing their commitment to ending insurgency, banditry, and other sundry crimes in the country.

The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, made this known while briefing reporters on Thursday in Abuja on the activities of the military in the fight against insurgency and banditry.

General Enenche revealed that in the last five days, the land component of Operation Lafiya Dole repelled terrorist attacks on troops’ location at Army Super Camp, Damboa in Borno State.

He noted that this led to the death of 22 insurgents who succumbed to the superior power of the Air Task Force.

The Coordinator, added that troops killed three bandits at Diskuru village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The DHQ spokesperson stated that some other bandits fled in disarray with various degrees of gunshot wounds.

He said during the exploitation phase, the bodies of two more bandits were discovered along their withdrawal route while three abducted women and their infants were rescued.

General Enenche regretted that a brave soldier paid the supreme price in an attempt to save one of the rescued nursing mothers in the heat of the encounter.

He stressed the need for residents to continue to avail the troops with timely and credible information that would assist them in the operations.

The DHQ spokesperson also gave an update on the series of military operations carried out in the north-central and south-southern parts of the country.




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