The powers of Operation Safe Haven have neutralised a notorious bandits leader along with some of his gang members.
The incident took place in Tafawa village in the Plateau State Local Government Region of Barkin Ladi.
The Supervisor, Defence Media Activities, Maj.-Gen., disclosed this. John Enenche, on Tuesday in Abuja, in a quote.
Following reliable and actionable intelligence from local sources, Enenche said the soldiers recorded the achievement. He said the intel revealed the whereabouts of the notorious hibernating bandit leader in the area.
Enenche further stated that the troops had engaged armed bandits during a foiled robbery at Bisichi on 26 September. He claimed that, during the operation, the notorious bandit leader was fatally injured. He managed to escape the onslaught, however, and received treatment at the hidden.
“However, troops stormed his hideout, undeterred by the criminals’ futile effort to halt the advancing troops through sporadic firing.
“The valiant troops, adopting aggressive tactical maneuvers, overwhelmed the criminals with effective and superior firepower; neutralising the bandit leader and some of his fighters while several others escaped with fatal wounds.
“Troops are however in pursuit of the fleeing criminals with express orders to bring them to book.
“The Military High Command commends the gallant troops for their professionalism and resilience, and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against the enemies of our country.
“The general public is thus encouraged to continue providing credible information to the troops operating within their localities,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Defense Headquarters reports that Operation Delta Safe troops have dislodged an established hideout of sea pirates / militants. Ibiakafemo, Idinkiri, Tombie and Ogboma were the locations of the hideout. In addition, soldiers successfully rescued five expatriates who were abducted in May.
Maj.-Gen. Gen. Enenche, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed this.
Enenche said some expatriates were onboard MT RIO MITONG and MT MITONG on May 9,