The Nigerian military in continuation of the operational mandate to stamp banditry and untoward activities out of North-West zone of the country, troops of Operation Sahel Sanity on 14 July 2020, neutralised 6 armed bandits.
This was made known in a statement released on Wednesday 15th July 2020, by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operation of the Nigerian Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche.
He said the successful operation by the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity, was made possible by a credible human intelligence received by the troops. The intelligence helped by helicopter gunships of the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI were used to storm the bandits’ enclave at Komani Hills within Rukudawa general area of Zamfara State and made contact with the criminal elements.
Major General John Enenche added that the gallant troops of Operation Sahel Sanity overwhelmed the bandits with superior firepower killing 6 of them while others fled with grave gunshots wounds.
He also added that items recovered from the bandits were one GPMG, one AK 47 rifle, one magazine and 34 motorcycles.
Relatedly, troops of Operation Sahel Sanity on 13 July 2020 responded to a distress call on an attempt by armed bandits to rustle cows at Kasele village in Batsari LGA of Katsina State.
As they swiftly mobilized to the scene, the bandits fled in disarray thereby abandoning the animals. Afterwards, the gallant troops have maintained a presence in the village and normalcy restored.
The Military High Command congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to remain resolute and sustain the offensive in the North-West zone of the Country.