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Three Bandits Neutralize; 10 Victims Rescued By Troops


Three Bandits Neutralize; 10 Victims Rescued By Troops

Soldiers from the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army have neutralized three bandits and freed 10 captives in the Kaduna State local governments of Chikun and Igabi.

Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya, acting deputy director of army public relations for 1 Division Nigerian Army, released a statement revealing this on Saturday, August 12, 2023.

“Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have continued its aggressive clearance operation against all criminal elements in the Division’s Area of Responsibility. The operation has again yielded positive results as the gallant troops made contact with marauding bandits and criminal elements in Kabode village of Chikun Local Government Area and Birnin Yero village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State,” the statement read.

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“Acting on credible intelligence, on 11 August 2023, troops exploited Kabode general area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and made contact with marauding bandits and engaged them in a fire fight

“Troops neutralized 3 bandits and captured one AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm, one camo jungle hat, three mobile phones, one head warner, one MP3 player, charms and the sum of one thousand, three hundred and five naira only

“Earlier, on 10 August 2023, acting on credible intelligence of a kidnap incidence in Danbaba village of Igabi Local Government, troops laid ambush at Birnin Yero, on sighting the troops, bandit took to their heels and abandoned all 10 kidnapped victims. The rescued kidnapped victims have been given medical attention and reunited with their families

“The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Operation Whirl Punch Maj Gen BA Alabi has again commended the troops and pleaded with the communities to continue to avail the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with timely and credible intelligence.”

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