Troops Repel Attack, Eliminate 46 Bandits in Katsina

1. The troops of Nigerian Army Super Camp 4 Faskari Operation SAHEL SANITY on 6 Jul 2020 received a distress call of the invasion of armed bandits in Yar Gamji town in Batsari LGA. The gallant troops who were just inducted into operation responded swiftly to the call. The troops engaged the criminals thereby neutralized 46 bandits in the encounter while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Troops of Op SAHEL SANITY are presently in exploitation phase and have dominated the general area with aggressive patrols.

2. The general public is enjoined to disregard news making the rounds in some online media giving unsubstantiated and false information on the incident.

3. The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai congratulates the troops for their swift response and gallantry.

JOHN ENENCHE
Major General
Coordinator
Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
7 July 2020