Nigerian troops kill several bandits, arrest two foreigners

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The Defence Headquarters has said that Troops of the Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI have killed several armed bandits at Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.

Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, in a statement on Tuesday, also disclosed that the operation led to the arrest of two foreigners in the state.

Enenche explained that the operations were conducted on the night of Sunday and the early hours of Monday sequel to credible intelligence reports.

He said: “Strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI at Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State have resulted in the disruption of the activities of a group of armed bandits operating in the area.

The successful air operations were conducted on the night of 28 and the early hours of 29 June 2020 sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that some armed bandits in black attire were seen on the move with a large number of rustled cattle in the area.

“Accordingly, the Air Component dispatched a helicopter gunship to engage the bandits in multiple waves of attack leading to the neutralization of some of the bandits, while a few escaped with gunshot wounds. Two of the escaping bandits, who happened to be foreigners, were later apprehended.

“While commending the Operation GAMA AIKI Air Component for their dedication and professionalism, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, wishes to thank all Nigerians for their support and encourages the general public to continue providing useful information that would facilitate the restoration of peace and security to all affected parts of the country.”

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  • Tom favour June 30, 2020 11:59:47 PM
    killing again we have somethings not sorted outgain
  • Ibrahim Ayo June 30, 2020 11:54:19 PM
    I think our borders should be strenghtend. It will prevent that from operate
  • ATEJIOYE BABATUNDE DAVID June 30, 2020 11:53:04 PM
    Strict compliance with government regulations is still part of showing love to our neijghbours.
  • Davidson Chinonso June 30, 2020 11:52:47 PM
    This is s credit to the NIGERIA troops or army it is applaudable
  • Effiom Okon June 30, 2020 11:47:35 PM
    Thanks so much for sharing the details
  • Elizabeth Ferdinand June 30, 2020 11:38:45 PM
    We hope this will lead to relative peace in the state
  • Victor Sunday June 30, 2020 11:34:06 PM
    Thank you Cady news for the information
  • Mary Mary June 30, 2020 11:33:45 PM
    This is what is needed of our security, more kudos to them. The bandit needs no mercy
  • Odika Amarachi June 30, 2020 11:33:21 PM
    Our Military men are trying. They should continue the good work
  • Sunday Gabriel June 30, 2020 11:30:33 PM
    We hope this will lead to relative peace in the state
  • Kenechukwu Amanze June 30, 2020 11:30:15 PM
    Enenche explained that the operations were conducted on the night of Sunday and the early hours of Monday sequel to credible intelligence reports.
  • Clement Chimela June 30, 2020 11:27:12 PM
    Enenche explained that the operations were conducted on the night of Sunday and the early hours of Monday sequel to credible intelligence reports.
  • Nurudeen Ibrahim June 30, 2020 11:23:49 PM
    Thanks for your always update candynews...
  • Nurudeen Ibrahim June 30, 2020 11:23:21 PM
    Thanks for your always update candynews...
  • Nurudeen Ibrahim June 30, 2020 11:22:46 PM
    Thanks for your always update candynews...
  • AKUNYI MAKUACHUKWU June 30, 2020 11:21:21 PM
    We hope this will lead to relative peace in the state
  • Suliat Yakub June 30, 2020 11:13:11 PM
    Thanks for the information candy news
  • Rapheal okechukwu Alike June 30, 2020 11:12:17 PM
    Kudos to our security to their effort so far
  • Petter samuel June 30, 2020 11:11:39 PM
    Good job we must fight terrorist and corruption to live life better
  • Iwunze Samuel June 30, 2020 11:11:25 PM
    Congratulations to the Nigerian army for their victory in combating insecurity.
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