Army fighting patrol kill 1 bandit, arrest 3 in kaduna

The Nigerian Army Tuesday, said a fighting patrol led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen Taoreed Lagbaja accompanied by a team of Operational commanders and operatives have cleared bandits in Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa communities in Kaduna state, while on a fighting patrol on Monday 29 August 2022.

Director army public relations Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement Tuesday, said one bandit was neutralised, while three others were captured alive.

 “In the fire fight that ensued during the engagements, the patrol team  overpowered the bandits with superior fire power neutralizing, one of them, while three others were captured alive, as some of the criminal elements escaped with gunshot wounds. The Patrol team also recovered one AK 47 rifle, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 18 Motorcycles. 

“Members of the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics are please urged to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and please report to relevant security agencies,” the statement added.