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Bandits kill Army colonel, two soldiers in Katsina
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Bandits kill Army colonel, two soldiers in Katsina

A Nigerian Army colonel, M.Z Manu and two soldiers have been killed by bandits in Unguwar Doka Village under Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was gathered that the bandits, armed with AK-47 rifles invaded the villages on Thursday night and started shooting indiscriminately. In the process, the gallant officer, soldiers and some civilians were killed. The acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. General Benard Onyeuko, who confirmed the incident in a statement issued to journalists at the Special Army Super Camp IV Faskari, said troops of Operation Sahel Sanity responded to a distress call on September 24, 2020 that bandits attacked Unguwar Doka Village and swiftly mobilised to the area where they cleared the bandits. During the encounter, troops neutralis...
Boko Haram: Many killed as troops destroy terrorists’ hideout in Borno
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Boko Haram: Many killed as troops destroy terrorists’ hideout in Borno

The Defence Headquarters has said that troops of 192 Battalion, Gwoza, Borno State, conducted a well-coordinated commando raid on Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout at Kwatara on the Mandara Mountains. Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Enenche said the successful operation led to the neutralization of several Boko Haram members while many others terrorists fled with gunshot wounds. The statement read: “On 8 June 2020, troops of 192 Battalion, Gwoza, Borno State conducted a daring and well-coordinated commando raid on a Boko Haram criminals’ hideout at Kwatara on the Mandara Mountains. “The successful operation led to the neutralization of several terrorists, while many others fled with gunshot ...
How Nigerian Military, Civilians Eliminated 70 Bandits
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How Nigerian Military, Civilians Eliminated 70 Bandits

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says troops of the newly-launched Operation Accord have killed no fewer than 70 armed bandits and cattle rustlers. This operation took place – with the help of civilians – on Friday in Kashia Forest in Kaduna State. The feat was achieved by ground and air offensive, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said in a statement on Saturday. It involved troops of Operation Thunder Strike, under Operation Accord, 312 Artillery Regiment and local vigilantes. Enenche noted that following credible information on the bandits’ movements within the areas, troops pursued them through Gidan Maikeri village in Chikun Local Government Area into the forest. “Their location was identified and consequently...
Nigerian military bombs bandits’ logistics warehouse, kills four in Zamfara
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Nigerian military bombs bandits’ logistics warehouse, kills four in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army troops of the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI have bombarded a bandits’ logistics warehouse approximately five-kilometre North of Birnin Kogo, in Zamfara State. Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, stated this in a statement on Sunday. Enenche explained that the airstrikes were executed on Sunday after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports. According to him, four-armed bandits guarding the facility were also executed as a result of the attack. The statement read in part: “The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has destroyed a bandits’ logistics warehouse approximately five Kilometer North of Birnin Kogo in Zamfara State. “The airstrikes were executed on May 30, a sequel to Human Intelligence, HUMINT, reports, whi...
Military dismisses alleged tribal interest in Taraba, Benue conflict
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Military dismisses alleged tribal interest in Taraba, Benue conflict

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the allegation that the military troop operating at the boundary between Taraba and Benue was taking sides, by preventing the Tivs from returning to their homes. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made the clarification in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Enenche said that the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and the internal security outfits of both Taraba and Benue, had stabilised the security situation in the area of conflict between the two tribes. “It is necessary to remind Nigerians that the military is a force that serves the interest of all Nigerians equally as guided by relevant laws. “Additionally, the armed forces of Nigeria is made up of professionals with adequate training on Internal Security is...