Troops kill five bandits in Kaduna

TROOPS of One Division, Nigerian Army, operating in Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State, have killed five bandits and recovered four AK-7 rifles in Kaduna.

The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the Division, Musa Yahaya, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

Yahaya said the troops operating in the local government conducted clearance operations on the Kanti-Tantatu road in the Kubusu forest and Kaso hills general area in the state.

    He explained that the operation, which started on Thursday till the early hours of Friday, led to neutralizing of five bandits, as well as capturing four AK 47 rifles, six AK 47 magazines, and 24 rounds of 7.62mm.

    Yahaya noted that the operation was in continuation of the onslaught against bandits and other criminal elements terrorizing the Northwestern part of the country.


    “The operation was to deprive bandits and criminals freedom of action so as to create an enabling environment for economic activities and legitimate businesses to strive,” he said.

    He added that the army also recovered three motorcycles, one matchet, two handsets and some charms.


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