Army attack, clear multiple bandits camps, kill many in Katsina forest
Troops of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on 7 January 2020 neutralize Bandits in Magama Jibia Local Government Area of Kastina state in attempt to kidnap villagers.
This is contained in a statement to Katsina Post by Kayode Owolabi
Captain, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations.
Following a morning distress call from vigilante on on 08 Jan 2020, two custom officers were later kidnapped before the arrival of troops at Mallamawa in Jibia.
The Bandits had an encounter with the troops which resulted in a heavy gun battle, many Bandits were neutralized while some escaped diarray during the encounter.
Also, two soldiers were injured. Troops have dominated the area. All the civilians held hostage apart from the two custom officers escaped during the encounter and returned to their respective homes.
Troops are in pursuit of the fleeing bandits, the public is therefore advised to report any suspicious movement in their area to the security agencies for prompt action.