By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
A fighting patrol led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, has neutralised bandits in some communities in Kaduna state.
The patrol which was accompanied by a team of Operational commanders and operatives cleared bandits in Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa respectively.
The Director Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement obtained by Money Central, dated 30th August, 2022, further explained that the bandits were neutalised while on a fighting patrol on Monday 29 August, 2022.
In the statement, the Director Army Public Relations explained that 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,” the statement added.
Nwachukwu therefore urged members of the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and report to relevant security agencies.