The Defence Headquarters, on Wednesday, said four suspected bandits were killed by troops of Operation Accord in bandits in an encounter at Jeka Da Rabi area of Kaduna State along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Enenche said the troops were mobilised to Jeka Da Rabi area and laid ambush after credible intelligence on the movement of bandits from Kachia area.
He added that the gallant troops make contact with the bandits and engage them with superior firepower thereby neutralising four bandits, while others escape with gunshots wounds.
He further stated that the troops also recovered one AK 47 rifle and five rounds of 9mm ammunition with a magazine.
He said, “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.”
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) September 3, 2020