Troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army have killed five bandits and arrested four others in Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
Naija News understands that the troops arrested and killed some of the bandits in two separate operations in the state.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Col. Ezindu Idimah made the disclosure in a statement issued in Kaduna on Sunday, July 28.
Similarly, Idimah said Troops of Operation Harbin Kunama III had on July 24, dislodged a bandits camp in Dagu village of Igabi local government on July 24, following credible information.
“During the operation, two bandits were neutralised and one was apprehended. Others evidently escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Troops also, rescued two kidnapped victims, Mallam Yakubu Hamidu and Alhaji Isa Saidu from the bandits’ den around Makarfi Farm junction in Igabi LGAsl on July 25.
“Two Motor Cycles belonging to the criminals were also destroyed during an exchange of fire.”
The Deputy Director, Nigerian Army Public Relations, 1 Division, noted that the residents of Dagu village had commended the Army for destroying the bandits’ hideouts who have been terrorising villages in the area.
Idimah disclosed that the second operation was conducted on July 25 by Troops on Operation Thunder Strike, around Kubuso, Kuso and Kakumi general area in Chikun Local Government Area.
Items recovered from the bandits include one AK47 Riffle, a Single Barrel rifle, one Dane Gun and 28 rounds of special ammunition.
Also recovered were 2 motorcycles, one Camouflage uniform, two ATM cards, a Techno Phone, one Airtel Sim card and empty cases of 5 x 7.62mm special ammunition.
Meanwhile, in his remark, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen Faruk Yahaya, commended the troops for their efforts and charged them not to relent until the bandits were effectively annihilated.