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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Nigerian troops kill many bandits, 2 soldiers injured in Katsina











By Eric Patrick







Nigerian Troops were alledgedly attack by some suspected bandits on the 7th of January 2020 in Magama Jibia Local Government Area of Kastina state.



Our correspondent (Eric Patrick ) learnt that, the troops ran into the bandits while they were trying to carry out kidnap operations along Mallamawa in the area.



They both engaged in a gun battle and the bandits were defeated by Nigerian troops.



According to multiple reports and tweets we gathered, two soldiers were injured in the exchange of fire.









In a statement by the army spokesman, Captain Kayode Owolabi, troops have dominated the area.



The army spokesman, however, revealed that two customs officers had been kidnapped prior to the encounter and invasion of some of the bandits’ hideouts.



He further stated that all other civilians who had been kidnapped within the period have been successfully returned to their respective homes.
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