The Armed Forces of Nigeria on Thursday said that its troops killed four bandits at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Major General John Enenche said in a statement that some bandits escaped with gunshot wounds while some weapons were also recovered.
According to General Enenche, “in continuation of the sustained offensive against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the country, troops of Operation ACCORD have killed 4 armed bandits at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway. The successful operation took place on 2 September 2020.
“Acting on credible intelligence on the movement of bandits from Kachia area , troops swiftly mobilized to the scene and laid ambush. The gallant troops made contact with the bandits and engaged them with superior firepower thereby neutralizing 4 while others escaped with gun shots wounds.
“Troops also recovered one AK 47 rifle and 5 rounds of 9mm with a magazine. Presently, the gallant troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive patrols in search of the fleeing bandits. “The Military High Command congratulates the troops for their dexterity and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against the criminal elements in the country.”