By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa
Troops of operation Sahel sanity has recorded more success in the fight against criminal elements across the North West zone.
In a press statement issued by Acting Director Defence Media operations, Brigader General, Benard Onyenue quoted that base on intelligence gathering on 24 September, 2020 Bandits attacked unguwar Doka village in Katsina state, gallant troops of operation Sahel sanity responded swiftly and successfully cleared marauders, adding that during the operation, troops Neutralize 21 bandits while other escaped with gunshot wounds into the forest.
Brigader Onyennue stated that , aftermath of the decisive encounter, the gallant troops successfully rescued 3 kidnapped victims including an 8 months old baby who have been in the custody of the criminals for more than 23 days.
The Media officer of the troops noted that, duringring the exploitation phase of the operation, the gallant troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 magazine and 3 Motorcycles from the fleeing bandits.
He however said, resulting from the encounter with the bandits, one gallant officer and 2 soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice while 2 other soldiers were wounded in action and are currently receiving medical treatment in a military medical facility and responding positively.
He maintain that, the fearless troops have continued to pursue the bandits into the forest and dominating the general areas with aggressive fighting patrols to deny them any respite.
The chief of Army staff, Gen. Tukuru Buratai commended troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY for their resilience and commitment to duty.
Gen.Buratai urged them not to rest on their oars until the Northwest zone is completely rid of all criminal elements.
He reaffirmed good people of the North-West zone of troops’ commitment to the safety of lives and properties within the zone.
He urged citizens in the North west zone to continue to avail troops with timely and credible information that will assist in the conduct of operations to rout the criminal elements.