Nigerian military troops on Sunday engaged armed bandits terrorizing motorists and users of the Abuja-Kaduna expressway, killing two bandits while others escaped with bullet wounds.
The encounter, was confirmed on Monday by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations.
Enenche said, “In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other sundry crimes in the country, troops of Operation Thuder Strike recorded tremendous successes against armed bandits on Sunday 4 October 2020.
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“Troops deployed at Rijana acting on credible intelligence on the movement of some suspected bandits towards Abuja-Kaduna 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 action.”