January 27, 2023

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Troops kill bandits off Kaduna-Abuja Freeway, rescue 2 victims 

Troops of Nigerian Military Operation Whirl Punch have killed bandits after fierce gun battle a number of kilometers off the Abuja-Kaduna freeway, whereas troops of the Operation Forest Sanity rescued two kidnap victims after gun duel with bandits.

Kaduna state Commissioner for Inside Safety and Dwelling Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, mentioned in a press release on Thursday that the troops have been capable of destroy the bandits hideout and camp after the 2 separate engagements with the bandits.

He mentioned in a bid to take the battle to “the doorsteps of the bandits, troops of the Nigerian Military Operation Whirl Punch neutralised armed bandits in a location a number of kilometers off Kaduna-Abuja Highway.”

In response to an operational suggestions, troops appearing on credible intelligence carried out aggressive combating patrols to Abasiya-Amale space situated east of Polewire in Kachia LGA, the place they engaged the bandits.

“Within the fierce battle, the troops overpowered the bandits and subsequently destroyed their hideouts. Troops are nonetheless combing the overall space on the time of this replace, whereas the corpses of two neutralized bandits have been recovered.

“The next objects have been additionally recovered: One AK-47 rifle; two magazines carrying 38 rounds of ammunition and one cellular phone.

“There are robust indications that some bandits escaped with life threatening accidents and is perhaps in search of medical help within the basic space. To this finish, locals are warned to chorus from rendering any help to questionable parts, and will as a substitute report such issues to the next numbers: 09034000060 and 08170189999.

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“In one other recorded breakthrough in opposition to the bandits, troops of Operation Forest Sanity responded to experiences of an assault round Dende-Buruku Junction alongside the native authorities space. The troops mobilised to the situation and made contact with bandits at Rafin Kaura.

“The bandits fled from the advancing troops, who then rescued two victims who had been kidnapped in transit: Amina Kasim and Yunusa Usman. The rescued victims have been linked up with automobiles conveying them to their authentic locations.

“The troops subsequently cleared the bandit camps within the basic space.

“Governor Nasir el-Rufai who obtained the operational suggestions with gratitude, counseled the officers and males of the Armed Forces and different businesses underneath the management of GOC 1 Division, Main Normal TA Lagbaja, presently pursuing the onslaught in opposition to bandits and terrorists parts,” Aruwan mentioned.