17th November, 2023
By Mohammed Tijjani
Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed six suspected bandits and recovered military uniforms, guns and other items during operation at Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations of the Division, Lt-Col. Musa Yahaya said this in a statement, on Thursday in Kaduna.
Yayaha said that the operation was carried out on Nov. 16, adding that 40 pairs of police and military uniforms and nine motorcycles were recovered.
According to him, troops of 1 Division and operation Whirl Punch swooped on the bandits following credible intelligence.
“The highly motivated troops carried out an offensive clearance operation to bandits strongholds in Sabon-Birni, Dogon Dawa, Saulawa, Maidaro-Ngede Allah and Kidenda all in Birnin Gwari LGA.
“In the fire fight that ensued when contact was made, troops neutralized six bandits, recovered two AK 47 rifles, four AK 47 rifle magazine, 14 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 40 pairs of bandits uniforms and nine motorcycles.”
Yayaha said the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, who is also the Force Commander, Operation Whirl Punch, Maj.-Gen. Valentine Okoro, applauded the troops for their gallantry.
He charged them not to relent until all terrorists, bandits and other criminals in the division’s area of responsibility are completely neutralised. (NAN)