Troops eliminate bandits in Niger – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Punch have eliminated an unspecified of armed bandits in an encounter at Tashan Kare in Niger.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a on Monday, said the success was in continuation of aggressive clearance operation rid the North Central of criminal elements.

Enenche said that the troops acted based on credible intelligence attack by bandits.

According him, troops swiftly mobilised the scene and contact with the bandits.

“The gallant troops engaged the armed bandits with superior fire power unspecified , while others fled in disarray into the bushes.

“Sadly troops suffered three casualties, while two others were wounded in .

“The Military High Command congratulates the gallant troops for their and encourages them intensify the onslaught against the enemies of our country,” said. (NAN)