CRIME

Nigerian Troops Neutralize Bandits at Katsina-Kaduna Border

The Defence Headquarters have released a statement, saying that the Nigerian Military, on Sunday clamped down on some bandits along the Katsina-Kaduna border, killing some.

In the statement released on their Twitter handle on Sunday night, the operation was carried out while trying to checkmate interstate movement.

“During blocking operations against interstate movement of Bandits and Cattle rustlers, troops of Operation WHIRL PUNCH under Operation ACCORD on 7 June 2020 neutralized bandits, while others fled with gunshot wounds at Tabani and Tashan Bawa (Border between Sabuwa LGA in Katsina State and Kuyello District in Birnin Gwari LGA of KADUNA State).”

An AK-47 rifle, alongside two mobile phones and a handful of batteries.

According to the report, an AK 47 and phones were recovered from the assailants.

“Items recovered include one AK 47 rifle and 2 mobile phones. As a matter of security alert, people in the general area of Operation ACCORD, should report individuals with sudden and suspicious injuries to the security forces. This is to ensure that escapees are mopped up.”

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