Army Engages Bandits In Gun Battle
Troops of the Nigerian Army on Operation Thunder Strike have disclosed that an armed bandit/kidnapper operating on the Kaduna-Abuja highway has been killed.
The troops further disclosed they have rescued three villagers abducted from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village located along the highway.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah revealed this to newsmen in Kaduna on Friday.
In his statement, he revealed the troops acted on a credible tip off on the bandit’s hideout and engaged them in a gun battle. The gunfight resulted in the death of one bandit while others escaped with wounds.
“Acting on a credible information, troops raided the hideout of the bandits where they held the farmers and engaged them in a firefight,” Idimah said.
“Following the firefight, one bandit was neutralized and others escaped with gun shot wounds leaving behind the victims.
“The rescued farmers had since been handed over to their families”. He said.
The troops also recovered one AK 47 rifle with two 7.62 special ammunition from the scene.
The Army statement added that the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division , Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has again called on the general public to report any person with gun shot wounds to the nearest security post for prompt action.