Patrol Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army, led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Taoreed Lagbaja accompanied by a team of Operational commanders 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.
Confirming the arrest, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations said a fire fight ensued when the patrol team came in contact with the bandits but troops overpowered the bandits with superior fire power neutralizing one of them, while three others were captured alive.
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He said some of the criminal elements escaped with gunshot wounds.
According to Nwachukwu the Patrol team recovered one AK 47 rifle, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 18 Motorcycles.
He urged Members of the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and report to relevant security agencies.