The Armed Forces of Nigeria says troops of Nigerian Army Super Camp 4 Faskari Operation SAHEL SANITY have eliminated forty six bandits in an encounter while others escaped with gunshot wounds in Yar Gamji town, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
The statement explains that the encounter followed a distress call of invasion of armed bandits in the area.
The statement notes that the troops who were newly inducted into the operation responded to the call thereby engaging the criminals, killing forty six and inflicted heavy casualty on others.
It adds that troops of Operation SAHEL SANITY are presently in exploitation phase and have dominated the general area with aggressive patrols.
The statement enjoins the public to disregard news making the rounds in some online media giving unsubstantiated and false information on the incident.
It further adds that the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai congratulates the troops for their swift response and gallantry.