In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, September, 2020

So Unhappy! Nigerian Colonel, 2 Troopers Killed In Bloody Battle With Bandits in Katsina

So Sad! Nigerian Colonel, 2 Soldiers Killed In Bloody Battle With Bandits in Katsina

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One senior army officer mentioned to be a colonel and two troopers have died in a brutal battle with bandits in Katsina.


Brigadier Normal Benard Onyeuko, Performing Director, Defence Media Operations, mentioned this in an announcement on Friday.


He recalled that on Thursday, troops on a clearance operation towards criminals throughout the North-West zone obtained data on bandits’ assault in Unguwar Doka village, Faskari LGA of Kastina State.


Onyeuko mentioned the Operation SAHEL SANITY operatives responded swiftly and mobilized to the final space.


“They efficiently cleared the village of the marauders to the admiration of the locals. In the course of the encounter, troops efficiently neutralized 21 bandits whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds into the forest as evident by the paths of blood alongside the criminals’ escape route.

“The gallant troops efficiently rescued three kidnapped victims together with an eight months outdated child who’ve been within the custody of the criminals for greater than 23 days. In the course of the exploitation part of the operation, the gallant troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 journal and three Bikes from the fleeing bandits.

“Regrettably, ensuing from the encounter with the bandits, one gallant officer and a pair of troopers paid the supreme sacrifice whereas 2 different troopers had been wounded in motion and are at present receiving medical therapy in a army medical facility and responding positively.”


The assertion added that troops have continued to pursue the bandits into the forest and dominate the final areas with aggressive combating patrols to disclaim them any respite.

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The army urged them to not relaxation on their oars till the area is totally rid of all felony components.


Onyeuko assured of the security of lives and property and inspired Nigerians to provide well timed and credible data.


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