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Operation Accord: Troops eliminates 4 bandits/Kidnappers along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

Troops of Operation Accord deployed to checkmate fleeing armed bandits and kidnappers terrorizing the North West, on Wednesday neutralized for notorious bandits and kidnappers who were on their way to attack motorists and communities along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, killing four of them in a shoot out.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche who made the disclosure on Thursday, disclosed that arms and ammunition were recovered from the bandits after the shootout.

He said, “In continuation of the sustained offensive against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the country, troops of Operation Accord have killed 4 armed bandits at Jeka Da Rabi area along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

“The successful operation took place on 2 September 2020.

“Acting on credible intelligence on the movement of bandits from Kachia area, troops swiftly mobilized to the scene and laid ambush.

“The gallant troops made contact with the bandits and engaged them with superior firepower thereby neutralizing 4 while others escaped with gun shots wounds.

“Troops also recovered one AK 47 rifle and 5 rounds of 9mm with a magazine.

“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.”


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