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Sahel Sanity: Troops foil bandits’ attack on Batsari Community; Kill 46 bandits in fighting encounter in Katsina state.

The Military High Command disclosed on Tuesday that troops of Nigerian Army Super Camp 4 Faskari, Operation Sahel Sanity successfully foiled an attack by scores of armed bandits who invaded a community in Batsari LGA of Katsina state, killing 46 bandits while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

The Military said troops received a save our soul distress call on 6 Jul 2020 of the invassion of armed bandits in Yar Gamji town in Batsari LGA.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations who confirmed the foiled attack said, “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.

“Troops of Op Sahel Sanity are presently in exploitation phase and have dominated the general area with aggressive patrols.

“The general public is enjoined to disregard news making the rounds in some online media giving unsubstantiated and false information on the incident.

“The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai congratulates the troops for their swift response and gallantry.”

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