The Nigerian Army has said troops of 1 Division neutralized three bandits and recovered weapons in Kaduna.
Lt-Col Musa Yahaya, the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kaduna.
”Acting on credible intelligence, troops of the I Division Nigerian Army and Operation Whirl Punch carried out a clearance operation around the general area of Maro – Chibiya forest in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on November 12.
”During the operation, troops engaged the armed bandits with superior fire power, neutralising one of the bandits and forcing others to flee with gunshot wounds into the surrounding forest,” the army said.
The army also said troops captured one AK-47 rifle, one locally fabricated AK-47 rifle, four 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and one mobile phone.
Yahaya also said that on November 10, troops of the division and Operation Whirl Punch, while on clearance operation at Kawara and Filin Jalo villages in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, made contact with bandits at Kawara forest.
“In the fire fight that ensued, troops neutralised one bandit and recovered one AK-47 rifle loaded with quantity 30 of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, one motorcycle and one techno phone while others escaped with gunshot wounds,” he said.