- In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other sundry crimes in the country, troops of Operation THUNDER STRIKE recorded tremendous successes against armed bandits on Sunday 4 October 2020. Troops deployed at Rijana acting on credible intelligence on the movement of some suspected bandits towards Abuja-Kaduna expressway, swiftly mobilized to the scene and laid ambush along the suspected bandit’s route. Contact was made and the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits with superior firepower thereby killing 2 while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Also, in the course of the encounter, 2 locally made guns were recovered. Currently, troops have continued to dominate the area with aggressive patrols to deny bandits freedom of action.
Defence Media Operations
5 October 2020.