Military disrupts armed bandits, arrests two foreigners in Niger State

By Martha Obi, Abuja

Two foreign armed bandits captured by the Nigerian Army in Niger State.

Strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI at Kasuwan Ango Community in Mariga Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State have resulted in the disruption of the activities of a group of armed bandits operating in the area.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said the successful air operations were conducted sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that some armed bandits in black attire were seen on the move with a large number of rustled cattle in the area.

Enenche also said that “the Air Component dispatched a helicopter gunship to engage the bandits in multiple waves of attack leading to the neutralisation of some of the bandits, while a few escaped with gunshot wounds. Two of the escaping bandits, who happened to be foreigners, were later apprehended.”

Commending the Operation GAMA AIKI Air Component for their dedication and professionalism, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar appreciate all Nigerians for their support.

He encouraged the general public to continue providing useful information that would facilitate the restoration of peace and security to all affected parts of the country.



Mercy Chukwudiebere


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