The Defence Headquarters says,Troops of Sector one, Operation Whirl Stroke, yesterday, 6 December, 2020 responded to a distress call from Local vigilante members reporting ongoing attack by suspected armed herdsmen on Tsehombe-Adaka village.
Coordinator Defence Media Operations, John Enenche said this in a press statement on Monday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Troops immediately mobilized to the location leading to a shoot out between troops and armed bandits.
Enenche said, the gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits by superior firepower, following which troops successfully neutralised 3 of the armed bandits while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Troops recovered one AK 47 rifle loaded with one magazine containing 5 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.
He added that the gallant troops have continued to dominate the area with aggressive patrols to deter further attacks, while efforts are ongoing to locate and neutralise other bandits that might still be hibernating in the area.
The Defence Headquarter hereby requested Nigerians to continue to provide credible information to the Soldiers operating within their localities.