The Nigerian navy has misplaced one senior navy officer (reportedly a Colonel) and two troopers.
Brigadier Basic Benard Onyeuko, Appearing Director, Defence Media Operations, stated this in an announcement made accessible to DAILY POST on Friday.
He recalled that on Thursday, troops on a clearance operation in opposition to criminals throughout the North-West zone bought data on bandits’ assault in Unguwar Doka village, Faskari LGA of Kastina State.
Onyeuko stated the Operation SAHEL SANITY operatives responded swiftly and mobilized to the final space.
“They efficiently cleared the village of the marauders to the admiration of the locals. In the course of the encounter, troops efficiently neutralized 21 bandits whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds into the forest as evident by the paths of blood alongside the criminals’ escape route.
“The gallant troops efficiently rescued 3 kidnapped victims together with an 8 months outdated child who’ve been within the custody of the criminals for greater than 23 days. In the course of the exploitation part of the operation, the gallant troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 journal and three Bikes from the fleeing bandits.
“Regrettably, ensuing from the encounter with the bandits, one gallant officer and a pair of troopers paid the supreme sacrifice whereas 2 different troopers have been wounded in motion and are presently receiving medical remedy in a navy medical facility and responding positively.”
The assertion added that troops have continued to pursue the bandits into the forest and dominate the final areas with aggressive combating patrols to disclaim them any respite.
The navy urged them to not relaxation on their oars till the area is totally rid of all prison parts.
Onyeuko assured of the security of lives and property and inspired Nigerians to offer well timed and credible data.