By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian military said its troops have arrested arrested 13 suspected bandit collaborators at Tangaza town in Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Speaking while in Abuja, at the weekend while giving update on the military operations in the country, Major General, John Enenche, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, added that troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Katsina State Command, on 27 October 2020, acting on credible intelligence, successfully repelled coordinated attack by bandits on revenge mission on Tsakiya Village of Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“The gallant troops engaged the bandits in a gun duel thereby neutralizing 5 while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Furthermore, the Land and Air Components of Operation THUNDER STRIKE acting on credible Human Intelligence reports as well as series of aerial surveillance missions neutralized scores of armed bandits. The successful operation was carried out to clear identified bandits’ camps in the Yadi and Kufai Shantu areas of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“Following the Air Components’ efforts at Kufai Shantu, the Land Component, supported by an attack helicopter, successfully assaulted one of the bandits’ hideout at Yadi, clearing 2 of 3 objectives. The ground troops subsequently fought through fierce resistance from bandits hiding under the foliage at the third objective and eventually overpowered the criminals, eliminating several of them.”