By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Nigeria Army (NA) fighting patrol led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division NA, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja while on a fighting patrol on Monday 29 August 2022 neutralized several bandits and captured alive three (3) of them after overpowering them (bandits) in a gun duel in some Kaduna communities.
Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu confirmed this in a statement made available on Tuesday, noted that the GOC who led the operation was accompanied by a team of Operational commanders and operatives have cleared the criminals in 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.” he stated.
The statement called on the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and report them to the relevant security agencies.