Troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) have neutralised two terrorists in Katsina State.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko confirmed this in a statement issued on Monday.

Giving details of the operations, Major Onyeuko said the troops of operation Hadarin Daji on Sunday conducted an operation at Palale-Jaja
village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State and engaged terrorists.

According to the military spokesman, it was during this encounter that two terrorists were neutralised.

Onyeuko said items recovered from the terrorists are 2 ak-47 rifles, 2 magazines, 16 rounds of 7.62 mm special, 6 motorcycles, 2 phones, one clipper, some packets of tramadol drug among others.

Also, the troops of operation Whirl Wind neutralized three bandits in Benue State during a raid on the 15th of July, 2022.

The encounter took place at Chito general area, Sankera Council Ward in Ukum Local Government Area.

According to the defence spokesman, on sighting the advancing troops, the bandits fired at their direction, but the troops responded with superior fire power and neutralised three of them while others escaped.