Troops kill two bandits, recover weapons in Kaduna community


Two bandits were killed in a clearance operation in the general area of Juji and Telele-Kaso, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State by troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and Operation Whirl Punch.

The acting deputy director, Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya, in a statement on Tuesday, explained that the troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, three AK-47 rifle magazines.

The statement added, “Five 7.62mm (special) ammunition, two locally-made hand grenades, four handsets, two motorcycles bearing, spanners, screwdrivers and two bags.”

He said that the bandits who opened fire on sighting the troops approaching their location were overpowered by troops superior and overwhelming firepower, thereby neutralising two of the bandits while others fled in disarray.

The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Operation Whirl Punch, Major General Valentine Okoro, according to the statement, has implored the general public to continue to support the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with credible information.


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