Troops kill armed bandit, rescue 3 on Kaduna-Abuja highway

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Operation Thunder Strike have killed one armed bandit, suspected to be a kidnapper on Kaduna-Abuja highway.

The troops in the operation rescued three villagers abducted from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village along the highway.

Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna on Friday.

According to the 1 Division Spokesman, “Acting on a credible information, troops raided the hideout of the bandits where they held the farmers and engaged them in a firefight.

“Following the firefight, one bandit was neutralized and others escaped with gunshot wounds leaving behind the victims.

“The rescued farmers had since been handed over to their families,” he said.

The Deputy Ditector APR also said that, one AK 47 rifle with two 7.62 special ammunition were recovered at the scene.

“The General Officer Commanding, 1 Division , Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has again called on the general public to report any person with gunshot wounds to the nearest security post for prompt action,” he reiterated.

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