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 Kastina state.
Sources said heavy gun shots were heard and army vehicles and planes were seen moving into the forests.
Jibia town, a border town, on Wednesday (today), witnessed two attacks which led to the army’s invasion of the town.
When contacted, the spokesman of the 17th Army Brigade based in Katsina, Capt Kayode Owolabi, who confirmed the gun duel, said many bandits were being neutralized, adding that two soldiers got wounded in action.
“For now, we cannot confirm the number of bandits killed but we are getting hard on them. It is no longer business as usual,” he said.
He said men of the Nigerian Army were still after the bandits, saying that “two of our men got wounded in action, we neutralized so many of them and our men are still after them.”
He denied the death of any officer as being speculated by the locals, insisting that only two men were injured in the cross fire, stressing that the injured had arrived Katsina for medical attention.