Troops dislodge bandits in Kaduna forest, recover motorcycles, guns

The 1 Division Nigerian Army on Tuesday says its troops recovered weapons and motorcycles from bandits in Kaduna State.

The acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the division, Lt-Col Musa Yahaya, made the disclosure in a statement in Kaduna.

Mr Yahaya said in effort to clear bandits from Kaduna forests, the troops in conjunction with Kaduna Vigilance Service, acting on credible intelligence on the movement of bandits around the general area of Dogon Dawa–Damari in the Igabi LGA of Kaduna State, laid an ambush on the bandits on Tuesday.

He explained that during the gun exchange, the bandits fled in disarray as a result of the superior fire power of the troops.

He said, “The troops exploited the general area and recovered one Beretta pistol, one AK 47 rifle and one AK 47 rifle magazine. Similarly, troops deployed at Kwanar Mutua in Birnin Gwari LGA received intelligence on bandits’ presence.

He stated, “The troops swiftly moved to the area and came in contact with the bandits. The troops engaged the criminals with overwhelming firepower forcing them to flee in disarray into the nearby high ground. The troops exploited the general area and recovered three motorcycles abandoned by the bandits.’’