Three Bandits Killed, 10 Kidnapped Victims Rescued by Troops
The Nigerian Army has killed three suspected and rescued 10 kidnapped victims during an operation in Kaduna state.
NewsReport Nigeria reports that the army’s Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Musa Yahaya disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna.
He said the soldiers fought the suspected bandits in villages in Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna state.
He said a rifle, ammunition, and charms were recovered during the operation, which led to the rescue of 10 kidnap victims in Danbaba Village, Igabi LGA.
Yahaya said the operation had again yielded positive results as our gallant troops made contact with marauding bandits and criminal elements in Kabode village of Chikun and Birnin Yero village of Igabi LGAs of Kaduna state.
“On August 11, acting on credible intelligence, the troops made contact with the bandits and engaged them in a firefight.
“Troops neutralized three bandits and recovered one AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm, one Camo jungle hat, three mobile phones, one head warner, one MP3 player, charms, and the sum of one thousand, three hundred and five naira only.
“The rescued kidnap victims have been given medical attention and reunited with their families.”The GOC pleaded with the communities to continue to avail the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with timely and credible intelligence.”