The Nigerian Army spokesman, Captain Kayode Owolabi, has disclosed that troops of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on the 7th of January 2020 decimated some bandits in Magama Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina state.
The army spokesman in a statement said that the troops encountered the bandits while the miscreants were trying to carry out kidnap operations along Mallamawa in Jibia.
A heavy gun battle ensued, with many bandits being neutralized while some escaped with varying degrees of injuries.
The army spokesman, however, revealed that two customs officers had been kidnapped prior to the encounter and invasion of some of the bandits’ hideouts and that troops are in pursuit of the fleeing bandits, with a view to rescuing the two customs officers.
Captain Owolabi advised the public to report any suspicious movement in their area to the security agencies for prompt action.