Defence & Security

Army neutralize bandits, recover weapons in Kaduna

By John Gabriel

Troops of the Nigerian Army, led by General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, have neutralized bandits and recovered arms, motorcycles in Kaduna communities

In a statement on Tuesday by Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, the army mentioned the communities in cleared by the troops as Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa communities in Kaduna state.

Army neutralize bandits, recover weapons in Kaduna

According to him, the troops engaged bandits during a patrol in some of the communities, and subsequently over-powered the bandits, killing several of them.

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Nwachukwu also disclosed that three bandits were captured alive, while some of the criminal elements escaped with gunshot wounds.

He said AK 47 rifle, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 18 motorcycles, were recovered by the troops.

The statement appealed to members of the public, particularly, health facilities and paramedics to be on the watch out for the injured bandits who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and report to relevant security agencies.

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