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June 16, 2024

Troops neutralize 3 bandits in Kaduna, recover arms, ammunition

Army

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo

Troops conducting clearance patrols neutralized three bandits along Gonna Rogo-Eka axis of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Samuel Aruwan, Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said according to operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the troops conducted special clearance patrols in the area and made contact with bandits.

He said “after an exchange of fire, three of the criminals were summarily neutralized. The troops scoured the immediate vicinity and recovered two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines and 81 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.”

“The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, thanked the security forces for the feedback and commended the troops – under the leadership of the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General MLD Saraso – for intensifying efforts to ensure a peaceful Eid celebration for citizens.”

“The troops will continue special fighting patrols within the general area and other locations of interest,” he said.