Troops of Op Thunder Strike eliminate 2 bandits along Abuja-Kaduna expressway, recover firearms

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters has confirmed the elimination of 2 armed bandits by the troops of Operation Thunder Strike along Abuja -Kaduna expressway and made recovery of weapons while some criminal elements escaped with gunshot injuries.

The successful operation which had recorded a tremendous successes against the criminal elements was conducted on 4th Oct. 2020 in continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other sundry crimes in the country.

The Defence Media Operations’ Co-ordinator, Maj. Gen. John Enenche in an official statement relayed to news headquarter explained that sequel to the credible intelligence, troops swiftly responded with overwhelming superior firepower against the criminal elements, leaving 2 of them dead while others escaped with little chances of survival.

“Troops deployed at Rijana acting on credible intelligence on the movement of some suspected bandits towards Abuja-Kaduna expressway, swiftly mobilized to the scene and laid ambush along the suspected bandit’s route.

“Contact was made and the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior firepower thereby killing 2 while others escaped with gunshots wounds. Also, in the course of the encounter, 2 locally made guns were recovered.

“Currently, troops have continued to dominate the area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action.”

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