Nigeria Troops of Operation Accord killed over 70 bandits in Kachia forest – DHQ
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the newly-launched Operation Accord on Friday killed no fewer than 70 armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Kashia Forest in Kaduna State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
Enenche stated the success was recorded in a blended floor and air offensive performed by way of troops of Operation Thunder Strike, underneath Operation Accord, in conjunction with troops of 312 Artillery Regiment and nearby Vigilantes in the area.
He stated the offensive operation was sequel to a credible records on the bandits’ moves inside the area.
According to him, troops pursued the bandits via Gidan Maikeri village in Chikun Local Government Area into the forest.
“Their region was once recognized and therefore engaged with the aid of Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships.
“After the air interdiction, 70 bandits had been validated killed by using human Genius whilst others escaped with accidents whilst exploitation operation is nevertheless being carried out via the troops in the forest.
“As a remember of protection concern, humans in this prevalent region must file these with unexpected and suspicious accidents to the protection forces.
“This is to make sure that the escapees are mopped up,” he said.
Enenche in addition disclosed that troops of Operation Yaki in blockading positions for Operation Accord at outskirts of Kankomi village arrested two bandits’ logistics suppliers.
He stated that Items such as recharge cards, cigarettes, smooth drinks and groceries have been recovered.
“The Military High Command congratulates Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Yaki and Air Component of Operation Accord for their dexterity.
“The prevalent public is requested to proceed to grant well timed and credible facts that would help in doing away with bandits and different crook factors in the country,” he said.