“During the operation which lasted several hours, troops dealt a heavy blow on the criminals, neutralising five bandits.”
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops from 1 Division, on Friday during a face-off killed five terrorists, locally dubbed as bandits terrorising some communities in Kaduna state.
The Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Musa Yahaya, who made this known in a statement said the troops, “Through heightened onslaught against bandits and other criminal elements terrorizing the north-western part of the country, conducted clearance operations” covering Kanti-Tantatu in Kubusu forest, Kaso hills, and some other areas within Chikun LGA in Kaduna.
Yahaya added that “During the operation which lasted several hours, troops dealt a heavy blow on the criminals, neutralising five bandits.”
According to him, the troops recovered four AK-47 rifles, six AK-47 magazines, 24 rounds of 7.62mm, three motorcycles, one matchet, two handsets and some charms.
Yahaya therefore urged members of the public to continue supporting the troops and other security agencies in the country with credible and actionable information that will assist in the fight against insecurity.
He stated that the General Commanding Officer (GOC) 1 Division, Taoreed Lagbaja, who also serves as the Force Commander of the Joint Task Force of Operation Whirl Punch, commended the troops for their resilience and encouraged them to keep up with their great work.