Troops of the Nigerian Army of 1 Division have shot dead a suspected bandit during an ambush around Chikun and Kajiru Local Government Areas of Kaduna.
The Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Nigerian Army Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya, announced the feat Wednesday in a statement on the micro-blogging X handle.
He explained that the officers acted on credible intelligence, which aided the ambush and killing of the suspected bandit.
Some of the items retrieved from the accused are One AK 47 rifle, one magazine, veterinary medicine, and clothing materials.
“In its effort to clear bandits, terrorists and other criminal elements from Kaduna forests, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army acting on credible intelligence laid ambush on bandits arms and ammunition supplier at Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas of Kaduna State along road Kwant – Kabai – Kubusu on 14 November 2023,” Yahaya stated.
Lt Colonel noted that the troop killed one bandit and recovered different weapons from the bandits while others escaped with gunshot woods
“During the operation and the firefight that ensued when contact was made, one bandit was neutralized while others fled in disarray with gunshot wounds due to troops overwhelming firepower. One AK 47 rifle, one magazine, veterinary medicine, and clothing were recovered.”
The statement further commended the efforts of the troops while encouraging community people to provide the Army with important information that will aid the execution of bandits
“The General Officer Commanding 1 Division NA and Force Commander Operation Whirl Punch, Major General Valentine Okoro, has again commended the troops for their resilience and implored the locals to continue availing the NA and other security agencies with timely and credible intelligence.”