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Troops kill two ‘bandits’, recover weapons in Kaduna

Troops kill two ‘bandits’, recover weapons in Kaduna
April 11
16:10 2023

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have ambushed and killed two bandits in Kaduna state.

In a statement on Tuesday, Musa Yahaya, acting director of the army public relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, said the troops were successful in the ambush following obtained intelligence.

Yahaya said based on the information, one Isiya Danwasa, a suspected bandit leader, had planned to send Yunusa, his errand boy, to purchase arms and ammunition in Kaduna town.

The director said Yunusa was intercepted and used to lure the two suspected bandits that were killed in the ambush.


“Upon their arrival, troops who had laid ambush engaged the criminals with superior firepower and neutralised them,” NAN quoted him as saying.

The director said one motorcycle, two AK 47 rifles, six AK 47 magazines, 250 rounds of 7.62 mm special, one power bank, two charm vests and the sum of N200,000 cash were recovered.

“The general officer commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Joint Task Force Operation Whirl Punch Maj-Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, has commended the troops for their professional conduct and perfect execution of the task,” he said.


“He also charged the troops to go after all bandits and show them no mercy.

“The GOC appealed to the general public to continue to avail the troops and other security agencies credible and actionable information, to bring banditry, kidnapping and other crimes to a lasting end.”


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