According to military officials, over 40 bandits have been shot and killed in the North West.
Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, revealed this. He said that soldiers conducted operations in woods in Sokoto and Kaduna States.
He addressed at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, updating on military actions throughout all theaters of operations from October 1 to October 13.
The senior military official, who also detailed how numerous buildings used as bandits’ logistical hubs were demolished, said that the actions were necessary to avert imminent security concerns across the nation.
According to him, numerous air attacks against bandits’ enclaves were conducted in consecutive passes in various areas over the two weeks under consideration, using a force package of NAF platforms.
“In a similar vein, many armed bandits have been neutralized and their hideouts destroyed during air interdiction operations conducted in various areas,” he said. Battle damage assessments conducted at these sites verified the effectiveness of the air interdictions.”
Additionally, Onyeuko said that the military’s high leadership has decided to checkmate all kinds of security vices as the yuletide season approaches.
The Daily Trust reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, kicked off the exercises on October 4, 2021, at three separate Nigerian Army exercises in Ovie-Emene in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The Nigerian Army’s 2 Division, 6 Division, 81 Division, and 82 Division are all conducting concurrent exercises dubbed GOLDEN DAWN, ENDURING PEACE, and STILL WATER.