Troops neutralize bandits along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, recover arms

Nigerian have neutralized along Abuja- expressway, the Headquarters said in a statement Monday morning.

According to a statement signed by Major John Enenche, , Media Operations, DHQ, engaged the killed two of them while many escaped with gunshot wounds.

Enenche said, “In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and sundry crimes in the country, of Operation Thunder Strike recorded tremendous successes against armed on Sunday 4 October 2020.

“Troops deployed at Rijana acting on credible intelligence of some suspected bandits towards Abuja- 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 ,” the statement said.