TROOPS NEUTRALIZE BANDITS IN THE NORTH WEST OF KADUNA
Troops of the Nigerian Army Operation Whirl Punch neutralized armed bandits in a location several kilometers off Kaduna-Abuja Road.
Acting on credible intelligence, the troops carried out aggressive fighting patrols to Abasiya-Amale area located East of Polewire in Kachia LGA, where they engaged the bandits.
In the fierce battle, the troops overpowered the bandits and subsequently destroyed their hideouts. Troops are still combing the general area at the time of this update, while the corpses of two neutralized bandits have been recovered.
The following items were also confiscated :
-One AK-47 rifle
- Two magazines carrying 38 rounds of ammunition
- One cell phone
There are strong indications that some bandits escaped with life-threatening injuries and might be seeking medical assistance in the general area.
To this end, locals are warned to refrain from rendering any assistance to questionable elements, and should instead report such to the security Agencies.