The Defence Headquarter on Tuesday announced that the Nigerian Army, Super Camp 4 Faskari Operation SAHEL SANITY, killed forty-six armed bandits in Yar Gamji town in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj Gen. John Enenche, in a statement released on Tuesday revealed that some of the bandits at the scene of the attack escaped with bullet wounds.
Enenche further stated that the operation was carried out by the force on Monday after the troops received a distress call of the invasion of armed bandits in the community.
He said: “The troops of Nigerian Army Super Camp 4 Faskari Operation SAHEL SANITY on 6 Jul 2020 received a distress call of the invasion of armed bandits in Yar Gamji town in Batsari LGA.”
“The gallant troops who were just inducted into operation responded swiftly to the call. The troops engaged the criminals, thereby neutralized 46 bandits in the encounter while others escaped with gunshot wounds.”
“The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai congratulates the troops for their swift response and gallantry.”