Troops kill 2 bandits along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, recover weapons
By our reporter
Oct. 5, 2020 -Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have killed two bandits along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway and have recovered weapons from them.
Major General John Enenche Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Enenche said the troops recorded tremendous successes against armed bandits on October 4, adding that the operation is in continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other sundry crimes in the country.
“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 two while others escaped with gunshots wounds. Also, in the course of the encounter, two locally made guns were recovered.
“Currently, troops have continued to dominate the area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action,” Enenche said