Troops of Operation Accord kill 70 bandits in Kaduna forest – DHQ

By Lesley Muosowo Otu

The Headquarters, DHQ, says the troops of the newly-launched Operation Accord on Friday killed 70 armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Kachia Forest in .

The Spokesperson, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this statement on Saturday in Abuja, adding that the success was recorded combined ground and air offensive conducted by troops of Operation Thunder Strike, under Operation Accord, in conjunction troops of 312 Artillery Regiment and local Vigilantes in the area.

According to him, troops pursued the bandits through Gidan Maikeri in Chikun Local Government Area into the forest.

“Their location was identified and consequently engaged by Nigerian Air Force gunships.

“After the air interdiction, 70 bandits were confirmed killed by intelligence while others escaped injuries while exploitation operation is still being carried out by the troops in the forest.

“As a matter of security concern, people in this general area should report those sudden and suspicious injuries to the security forces.

“This is to ensure that the escapees are mopped ,” he said.

Enenche further disclosed that troops of Operation Yaki in blocking positions Operation Accord at outskirts of Kankomi arrested two bandits’ logistics suppliers.

He said that Items such as recharge cards, cigarettes, soft drinks and groceries were recovered.

“The Military High Command congratulates Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Yaki and Air Component of Operation Accord their dexterity.

“The general public is requested to continue to provide timely and credible information that would assist in eliminating bandits and other criminal elements in the country,” he said.