17 bandits have been neutralized by gallant troops of Combat Team 1, Operation SAHEL SANITY with the support of Air Task Force.
While several others escaped with gunshot wounds troops captured one of the notorious armed bandit’s strongholds, located deep in the forest in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State known as Dangote Camp.
Major General John Enenche who disclosed this in a statement revealed that during the encounter, one brave officer and 2 gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while 4 other soldiers were wounded in action.
According to the statement, troops recovered 5 AK 47 Rifles, 3 Dane guns, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines, 152 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 7 motorcycles.
The wounded in action soldiers are currently
responding positively to treatment in a military