Nigerian Army Patrol Team kill One Bandit, Capture Three


The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said that its fighting patrol team on a fighting patrol on Monday 29 August 2022, has cleared bandits in eight communities in Kaduna State, killing one of them and capturing three others alive with many others fleeing with gunshot wounds.

In a statement by the army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, the team that neutralised the bandits was led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Taoreed Lagbaja, a Major General accompanied by a team of Operational commanders and operatives.

The statement listed the communities where the bandits were cleared to include Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa communities in Kaduna state.

“In the fire fight that ensued during the engagements, the patrol team overpowered the bandits with superior fire power neutralizing, one of them, while three others were captured alive, as some of the criminal elements escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The Patrol team also recovered one AK 47 rifle, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 18 Motorcycles.
“Members of the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics are please urged to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and please report to relevant security agencies,” the Army said in the statement.

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