The troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army (1 Div NA) under Operation WHIRL PUNCH received credible information on a location near Jumu Village in Chukun LGA, where bandits used as a staging area to perpetrate criminalities along Kaduna – Abuja road. The troops embarked on fighting patrol, located and raided the identified hideouts.
However, the bandits fled the area on sighting the troops. After ransacking the hideouts, one AK47 rifle, one locally made pistol and one fabricated Dane Gun were recovered.
In a related event, troops responded to a distress call on the activities of suspected cattle rustlers in Gwagwada village also in Chukun LGA. While on the pursuit, one cattle rustler was arrested and Fourty Nine (49) rustled cows were recovered.
The general public are hereby assured that the troops will continue to dominate the Kaduna – Abuja and Kaduna – Birnin Gwari general areas with patrols and raids on the suspected bandits’ routes and hideouts.
The pressure on the bandits will be sustained in order to ensure safe passage to commuters and motorists