3 bandits surrender as troops injure, kill several others after gun duel in Katsina
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have killed several bandits while three others surrendered during operations conducted in some communities in Katsina State.
Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed this Monday.
He also said the troops recovered arms and ammunitions from the bandits after the operations.
Enenche said troops stormed an identified bandit’s camp at Salihawa village in Batsari Local Government of Katsina state on 5 July 2020, following credible intelligence on their activities in the village.
“Troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior firepower and neutralized one of the criminals while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds,” he said.
“Troops also apprehended a suspected bandits’ logistics supplier, Mohammed Illela at Illela village on 4 July 2020 following a tip-off.
The suspect was arrested while attempting to convey 13 jerrycans and 30 litres of Premium Motor Spirit concealed in an ash-coloured Volkswagen wagon car, to suspected bandits.”
On the same day, Enenche said troops conducted a Cordon and Search operation within Bawar-Daji village, where they killed one bandit and recovered one AK 47 rifle, 5 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition and one magazine, amongst others.
“Furthermore, owing to intensified operations, projected by aggressive presence and posture of troops in the theatre, 3 notable bandits have surrendered to troops along with their weapons. The repentant bandits submitted one Light Machine Gun and 2 X AK 47 rifles,” Enenche said.