BREAKING: Colonel, 2 soldiers die as Nigerian troops, bandits battle in Katsina

The Nigerian army has misplaced one senior army officer (reportedly a Colonel) and two troopers.

Brigadier Basic Benard Onyeuko, Performing Director, Defence Media Operations, mentioned this in a press release made out there to DAILY POST on Friday.

He recalled that on Thursday, troops on a clearance operation towards criminals throughout the North-West zone received info on bandits’ assault in Unguwar Doka village, Faskari LGA of Kastina State.

Onyeuko mentioned the Operation SAHEL SANITY operatives responded swiftly and mobilized to the overall space.

“They efficiently cleared the village of the marauders to the admiration of the locals. Throughout the encounter, troops efficiently neutralized 21 bandits whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds into the forest as evident by the paths of blood alongside the criminals’ escape route.

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“The gallant troops efficiently rescued 3 kidnapped victims together with an 8 months outdated child who’ve been within the custody of the criminals for greater than 23 days. Throughout the exploitation section of the operation, the gallant troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 journal and three Bikes from the fleeing bandits.

“Regrettably, ensuing from the encounter with the bandits, one gallant officer and a pair of troopers paid the supreme sacrifice whereas 2 different troopers had been wounded in motion and are presently receiving medical therapy in a army medical facility and responding positively.”

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The assertion added that troops have continued to pursue the bandits into the forest and dominate the overall areas with aggressive combating patrols to disclaim them any respite.

The army urged them to not relaxation on their oars till the area is totally rid of all felony components.

Onyeuko assured of the protection of lives and property and inspired Nigerians to provide well timed and credible info.

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