The Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) disclosed that, the military of the newly-launched Operation Accord have killed not less than 70 armed bandits and cattle rustlers.

Operation accord took place on Friday with the assist of civilians in Kashia Forest in Kaduna State.

This was accomplished by ground and air offensive, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

It include soldiers of Operation Thunder Strike, under Operation Accord, 312 Artillery Regiment and local vigilantes.

Maj.-Gen. John Enenche concerns that sequence authentic information on the bandits’ whereabouts within the areas, soldiers go after them via Gidan Maikeri village in Chikun Local Government Area into the forest.

He said. “Their location was identified and consequently engaged by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships. After the air interdiction, 70 bandits were confirmed killed by human intelligence while others escaped with injuries."

The spokesperson disclosed that, exploitation operation is still being carried out by the soldiers in the forest.

Enenche urged the residents in the areas to report those with sudden and suspicious injuries to the security forces.

Also, soldiers of Operation Yaki in blocking positions for Operation Accord at the boundary of Kankomi village apprehended two bandits’ logistics suppliers.

Items recovered are recharge cards, cigarettes, soft drinks and groceries.

The Military High Command felicitated Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Yaki and Air Component of Operation Accord for their dexterity.

The DHQ also pledged to maintain the assault against injustice.

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