JUST IN: Troops kill 3 armed bandits, rescue 10 victims in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army troops have killed three suspected bandits and rescued 10 of their victims in an operation in Kaduna state.

Musa Yahaya, the acting deputy director of Army public relations, in a statement on Saturday, August 12, said the soldiers engaged the bandits in a gun duel in villages in Chikun and Igabi local government areas.

Yahaya said a rifle, ammunition and charms were recovered during the operation, adding that ten kidnap victims were rescued in Danbaba Village in Igabi local government area.

He said:

“The operation has again yielded positive results as our gallant troops made contact with marauding bandits and criminal elements in Kabode village of Chikun and Birnin Yero village of Igabi LGAs of Kaduna state.

“On August 11, acting on credible intelligence, the troops made contact with the bandits and engaged them in a firefight.

“Troops neutralised three bandits and recovered one AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm, one Camo jungle hat, three mobile phones, one head warner, one MP3 player, charms and the sum of one thousand, three hundred and five naira only.

“The rescued kidnap victims have been given medical attention and reunited with their families.

“The GOC pleaded with the communities to continue to avail the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with timely and credible intelligence.”

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