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How troops neutralized three bandits, rescued 10 kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Some soldiers and rescued victims. Photo: Nigerian Army

The troops also captured one AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm, one camo jungle hats, three mobile phones, one head warner, one MP3 player, charms and the sum of N1, 305 only

By Valentine Amanze

Troops of 1 Division of Nigerian Army have hit hard on suspected bandits and other criminals in Kaduna, killing three and rescuing 10 kidnap victims.

The troops attacked the bandits in Kabode village of Chikun Local Government Area and Birnin Yero village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State after receiving information on August 11, 2023.

Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel

Musa Yahaya, who confirmed the incident on August 12, 2023, further disclosed that the troops also captured one AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm, one camo jungle hats, three mobile phones, one head warner, one MP3 player, charms and the sum of N1, 305 only.

He said that the raid was sequel to credible intelligence of a kidnap incidence in Danbaba village of Igabi Local Government Area.

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His words: “Earlier, on 10 August 2023, acting on credible intelligence of a kidnap incidence in Danbaba village of Igabi Local Government, troops laid ambush at Birnin Yero, on sighting the troops, the bandits took to their heels and abandoned all 10 kidnapped victims.

“The rescued kidnapped victims have been given medical attention and reunited with their families.”

Meanwhile, the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander, Operation Whirl Punch, Maj Gen BA Alabi, has again commended the troops and pleaded with the communities to continue to avail the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with timely and credible intelligence.

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