Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, yesterday, October 4, ambushed a number of bandits on Abuja-Kaduna expressway, killing two of them and recovering some weapons from them.
The Defence Headquarters in a statement today, October 5, signed by Major General John Enenche, coordinator, Defence Media Operations, said that the soldiers engaged the bandits in firing, resulting in the killing of two of them while many escaped with gunshot wounds.
“In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other sundry crimes in the country, troops of Operation Thunder Strike recorded tremendous successes against armed bandits on Sunday 4 October 2020.
“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.”