THE Nigerian Army has lost three soldiers during an onslaught on a terrorist enclave in Karsina State.
Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier-General Bernard Onyeiko made the disclosure on Sunday in a press statement made available to Newsden.
According, to him, though, troops of operation exercise, Sahel Sanity, operating in North-West zone captured a notorious armed bandits camp, killed 17, arrested female bandits during an encounter with the bandits in Katsina State, “Regrettably, one brave officer and 2 gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while 4 other soldiers were wounded in action.
“On 18 July, 2020 gallant troops of Combat Team 1, Operation SAHEL SANITY with the support of Air Task Force advanced and captured one of the notorious armed bandits’ strongholds located deep in the forest in Jibia LGA of Katsina State known as Dangote Camp.
“At the end of the encounter, 17 bandits were neutralized while several others were believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds as evident by the trails of blood along their escape routes.”
He disclosed that that five (5) AK 47 Rifles, 3 Dane guns, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines, 152 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 7 motorcycles were captured from the fleeing bandits.