Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 177 Battalion on Wednesday killed two bandits in a raid on their hideout at Angwan Mada in Nasarawa State, defense spokesman, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Enenche said the raid was conducted, sequel to actionable technical and human intelligence on the location of the camp in the general area.
He said the operation also resulted in the recovery of 20 locally made rifles and other ammunition.
The defence media chief said the troops adopted an aggressive posture and tactfully assaulted the hideout, taking the bandits by surprise.
Mr. Enenche said the troops had dominated the area with aggressive patrols, adding that they were also on the trail of the fleeing bandits.
He urged members of the public to continue to provide credible information to the troops operating within their localities.