The Nigerian Army said troops deployed to fight bandits and other criminal activities in Kaduna State have killed two bandits in their hideout and recovered arms and ammunition in a raid.
A statement released on Thursday, by Army Acting Director Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, indicated that, the raid on the bandits’ den was conducted while acting on intelligence report in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. If you want to join the army see instruction for Nigeria Army Recruitment for details
“Following credible intelligence from a Good Samaritan, a patrol team of 1 Division Nigerian Army (NA), at about 0430 hours (am) on Wednesday the 8th of May 2019, raided a bandits’ den at Gonan Bature East of Rijana and Kasarami farm house in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“The abandoned Kasarami farm house was reportedly forcefully occupied by criminals and had been used as a shelter and a place where victims of kidnapping were kept”, the statement noted.
According Colonel Musa, during the raid operation, contact was made with the hoodlums with fierce exchange of fire that led to the extermination of two bandits and made some recovery.
Items recovered, he added included: 2 AK 47 rifles, 2 AK 47 magazines, 51 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition as well as 2 techno cell phones.
“The Nigerian Army is committed and determined to protecting lives and property of all Nigerians, use this medium to thank the good Samaritan for providing the information that resulted in the successful raid operation”, the spokesman assured.
Colonel Musa also stressed that Nigerian Army will continue to sensitize and request members of the public to support it and other security agencies in their efforts to checkmate terrorism, banditry and other assorted crimes in Nigeria, by providing credible information about the hideouts and movements of suspicious persons in their respective communities.