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Troops thwart a would-be bandits attack, eliminate 46 in Katsina

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Military High Command says the troops of Nigerian Army Super Camp 4 Faskari Operation Sahel Sanity (OPSS) have foiled what is described as ‘the would-be’ bandits attack during a fierce encounter with the bandits in Yar Gamji town ,Batsari LGA of Katsina state and invalidated not fewer than 46 criminal elements.

Report say, the incidence happened on 6 July 2020 after the troops received a distress call about the attempted invasion of the armed bandits in Yar Gamji town in Batsari LGA.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations in a statement made available to News Headquarter on Tuesday said, the gallant troops who were just inducted into operation responded swiftly to the call, engaged the criminals and neutralized about 46 of the bandits in the encounter while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

Enenche further maintained that the troops of OPSS were presently in exploitation phase and also dominated the general area with aggressive patrols.

He therefore enjoined the general public to disregard news making the rounds in some online media giving unsubstantiated and false information on the incident.

He however noted that, the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai had congratulated the troops for their swift response and gallantry.

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