Thursday, September 16

Troops Neutralize Bandits in Katsina, Kaduna

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Troops of Operation WHIRL PUNCH have neutralized two armed bandits while many others fled with gunshot wounds at the border between Katsina and Kaduna states.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General, John Eneche.

The statement noted that the bandits met their waterloo during blocking operations conducted by troops of Operation Whirl Punch under Operation ACCORD against interstate movement of bandits and cattle rustlers.

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During the operation, according to the statement one AK 47 rifle and two mobile phones were recovered from the bandits.

“During blocking operations against interstate movement of Bandits and Cattle rustlers, troops of Operation WHIRL PUNCH under Operation ACCORD on 7 June 2020 neutralized 2 bandits, while others fled with gunshot wounds at Tabani and Tashan Bawa (Border between Sabuwa LGA in Katsina State and Kuyello District in Birnin Gwari LGA of KADUNA State). Items recovered include one AK 47 rifle and 2 mobile phones.

“As a matter of security alert, people in the general area of Operation ACCORD, should report individuals with sudden and suspicious injuries to the security forces. This is to ensure that escapees are mopped up”, it urged.

The Coordinator in the statement said the Military High Command congratulates Operation WHIRL PUNCH for their commitment while urging the general public to continue to provide timely and credible information that is already yielding results.

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