Nigerian Army Eliminates Two Bandits in Kaduna
By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli
On Tuesday, the Troops of Operation Forest Sanity said its agents attacked and eliminated two bandits in Kaduna state.
The Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lt. Colonel Musa Yahaya confirmed the incident in a statement in Kaduna state.
The troops of operation forest sanity led by the 1 Division Nigerian Army ambushed, neutralised two bandit leaders and seized weapons, ammunition and other equipment, according to a tip from an informant, Mr. Yahaya said.
According to him, the informant had previously reported that the leader of the bandits named Isiya Danwasa planned to send his assistant Yunusa to purchase weapons and ammunition in the city of Kaduna.
“Subsequently, the errand boy was trailed and picked up by plain cloth soldiers and later used to lure two of the bandits’ leaders to a selected ammunition collection point.
“Upon their arrival, troops who had laid ambush engaged the criminals with superior firepower and neutralised them.
He said items recovered from the bandits included one motorcycle, two AK 47 rifles, six AK 47 magazines, 250 rounds of 7.62 mm special, one power bank, two charm vests and the sum of N200,000 (two hundred thousand naira).
“The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Joint Task Force Operation Whirl Punch Maj-Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, has commended the troops for their professional conduct and perfect execution of the task.
“He also charged the troops to go after all bandits and show them no mercy.
“The GOC appealed to the general public to continue to avail the troops and other security agencies credible and actionable information, to bring banditry, kidnapping and other crimes to a lasting end,” he said.