Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations confirmed on Tuesday that Troops of Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, operating under Exercise Sahel Sanity killed 46 bandits in an encounter at Yar Gamji town in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to Gen. Enenche who released the confirmation in a statement on Tuesday, the encounter comes after a distress call was received from the community.
He further confirmed that the troops conducted the operation shortly after their induction into operation by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, during the 2020 Nigerian Army Day Celebration.
Gen. Enenche revealed that the troops engaged the criminals in a fire battle and neutralized 46 bandits in the encounter, while some others escaped with gunshot bullets, but, “the troops are presently in the exploitation phase and have dominated the general area with aggressive patrols.
“The general public is enjoined to disregard news making the rounds in some online media giving unsubstantiated and false information on the incident.
“The chief of army staff congratulates the troops for their swift response and gallantry,” Enenche said.