How A Brave Nigerian Soldier Died While Trying To Rescue Nursing Mother From Bandits In Katsina

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A Nigerian soldier has died while he was trying to rescue a nursing mother from in .


According to The PUNCH, the Operation Sahel Sanity based in Faskari Local Government Area, State, lost a soldier who tried to rescue the nursing mother during a gun duel between the and at Diskuru village.


The however killed five and rescued three and babies during the encounter which occurred , October 29.

The Acting Director, Defence Operations, Brigadier Benard Onyeuko, confirmed the development in a press statement made available to in Sunday.

The statement read in part, “ October 29, 2020, swiftly responded to a distress call about bandits activities at Diskuru village in Faskari Local Government Area Katsina State.

“The incident was recorded as the marauding bandits storm the village on several motorcycles, shooting sporadically with the intent to scare the locals and loot valuables.

“On arrival, the gallant troops engaged the criminals in a fierce firefight forcing them to withdraw in disarray. Resulting from the encounter, three bandits were neutralised by the troops as several others were believed to have escaped with various degrees gunshot wounds. During the exploitation phase, two additional bandits’ bodies were discovered along withdrawal route.

“Also in the aftermath the encounter, three and infants earlier by the bandits were rescued from the criminals. Troops continue to dominate the village and adjoining the environment to deny the bandits any respite.

“Regrettably, brave soldier paid the supreme price in an attempt to save of the rescued nursing mothers in the heat of the encounter.”

The troops were also said to have arrested two suspected bandits collaborators identified as Samaila Usman and Idi Bello at Dan Ali village on October 27.