A soldier has died while rescuing 3 mothers and their children, from bandits.
A statement by the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko on Saturday said troops of Operation Sahel Sanity responded to a distress call at Diskuru village of Faskari Local Government Area in Katsina State and engaged bandits in a gun fire.
He said 3 were killed while others escaped with gunshots wound.
2 corpses of the bandits were discovered and in the aftermath of the encounter and 3 women and their infants earlier kidnapped were rescued, he said.
Regrettable, one brave Soldier paid the supreme price in an attempt to rescue one of the nursing mother in the heat of the encounter, he added.