39 Quranic School Girls Rescued, Two Bandits Killed

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with Police and local vigilante deployed at Dandume LGA have rescued no fewer than 39 Islamiya (Quranic) school girls in Katsina State.

According to a statement issued by Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), the children were returning from Maulud programme at Unguwar Al- Kasim village at Dandume.

“While patiently waiting for the bandits at an ambush and blocking position, troops established contact with bandits and engaged them. During the fierce battle, troops superior fire power forced bandits to abandon the children and the rustled cattle,” it says.

In another development, troops of Operation Whirl Strike, on 16 December 2020, while acting on credible intelligence, identified a hideout of some of late Gana’s militia gang members in parts of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

They thereafter, according to a statement released yesterday by the DMO, conducted a dawn raid on the criminals’ location.

According to Enenche, who signed the statement, troops made contact and engaged the criminals at Adangbe Village in Mbacher Council Ward of the Local Government Area.

“The superior firepower of the troops forced the armed bandits to flee in disarray. However, as troops engaged the criminals in a hot pursuit, 2 of them were neutralized, while another was arrested by the gallant troops,” he said.

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