Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity, Faskari, Katsina State, on Thursday, killed an alleged bandit along the fringes of Dajin Wuta forest.

The troops also recovered from him, one AK 47 rifle loaded with 27 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to journalists in Katsina on Friday.

He revealed that the troops encountered bandits along the fringes of the forest, leading to the bloody encounter and the subsequent death of one of them (the bandits). The statement also revealed that many of the bandits escaped inside the forest with varying degrees of injury.

It was equally learnt that the troops, had earlier on Wednesday, 11, November,2020, rescued two teenage girls.

The troops were said to be on a clearance operation when they rescued the girls at Munhaye village.