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Troops ‘clear bandits’ out of Kaduna communities

Troops ‘clear bandits’ out of Kaduna communities
August 30
12:20 2022

The Nigerian army says troops from its division 1 in Kaduna have cleared bandits out of some communities in the state.

The bandits were said to have been cleared out on Monday when the troops went on a fighting patrol.

Onyema Nwachukwu, army’s spokesperson, said the troops killed one of the bandits and captured three others after a gunfight.

“A fighting patrol led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja accompanied by a team of Operational commanders and operatives have cleared bandits in Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa communities in Kaduna state, while on a fighting patrol on Monday 29 August 2022,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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“In the fire fight that ensued during the engagements, the patrol team overpowered the bandits with superior fire power neutralizing, one of them, while three others were captured alive, as some of the criminal elements escaped with gunshot wounds.

“The Patrol team also recovered one AK 47 rifle, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 18 Motorcycles.

“Members of the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics are please urged to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and please report to relevant security agencies.”

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The military has continued to intensify its efforts in fighting insecurity in Kaduna, and other parts of the country.

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