Troops kill 5 bandits, recover arms and ammunition in Kaduna
Nigerian troops have killed five bandits and recovered four AK-47 rifles, six AK-47 magazines, 24 rounds of 7.62mm in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 


Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, March 31, 2023. 


“In continuation of the onslaught against bandits and other criminal elements terorising the North Western part of the country,troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army operating in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State has conducted clearance operation along road Kanti-Tantatu in Kubusu forest and Kaso hills general area in Kaduna State to deprive bandits and criminals freedom of action so as to create an enabling environment for economic activities and legitimate businesses to strive,” the statement read.


“During the operation which lasted several hours, troops dealt a heavy blow on the criminals neutralizing five bandits as well as capturing four AK 47 rifles, six AK 47 magazines and 24 rounds of 7.62mm. Others include three motorcycles, one machete, two handsets and some charms.


“The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Joint Task Force Operation Whirl Punch Major General Taoreed Lagbaja has expressed satisfaction in the conduct of troops and commended their commitment and resilience during the operation. 


“He also urged all law abiding citizens to continue to support the troops and other security agencies with credible and actionable information that will assist in the fight against the criminal elements.”