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The navy on Thursday stated it has efficiently neutralised two infamous bandits in Angwan Mada near Tunga in Nasarawa LGA of Nasarawa State.
The raid was carried out within the early hours of Wednesday by Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 177 Battalion, navy spokesman John Enenche stated in a press release.
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According to Enenche, the raid was sanctioned primarily based on credible intelligence in regards to the bandits’ location.
He added that the raid resulted within the restoration of 20 domestically made rifles and different ammunition.
READ THE MILITARY’S FULL STATEMENT
OPERATION ACCORD: TROOPS NEUTRALIZE 2 NOTORIOUS ARMED BANDITS, RECOVER RIFLES, AMONGST OTHERS, IN DARING DAWN RAID AT ANGWAN MADA IN NASARAWA LGA OF NASARAWA STATE
1. Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE and 177 Battalion, within the early hours of 9 December 2020, performed a daring daybreak raid on a serious armed bandits’/kidnappers’ hideout at Angwan Mada near Tunga in Nasarawa LGA of Nasarawa State, neutralizing 2 infamous bandits within the course of.
2. The raid which was performed sequel to actionable technical and human intelligence on the situation of the camp within the common space, additionally resulted within the restoration of 20 domestically made rifles and different ammunition.
3. Adopting an aggressive posture, the gallant troops tactfully assaulted the hideout, taking the bandits unexpectedly. The gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits with efficient hearth and neutralized 2 of the criminals answerable for kidnappings and different crimes within the common space whereas others fled in disarray with deadly gunshot wounds. A follow-up exploitation of the camp and environs additional resulted within the restoration of a complete of 20 domestically made rifles, 40 empty instances of seven.62mm particular ammunition and 5 rounds of seven.62mm particular ammunition. Troops thereafter destroyed the camp. The gallant troops are presently dominating the world with aggressive patrols and are equally on the path of the fleeing bandits so as to find and neutralize them. Members of most of the people are hereby requested to proceed to offer credible info to the troops working inside their localities.
4. You are requested to please disseminate this info to most of the people via your medium with connected pictures. Thank you in your ordinary cooperation.
Defence Media Operations
10 December 2020.