By Abimbola Ogunnaike
At least five bandits were killed four AK-7 rifles recovered, six AK-47 magazines and 24 rounds of 7.62mm by troops of One Division, Nigerian Army, operating in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, on Friday, 31 March, 2023.
The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations One Division Nigerian Army, Lt-Col Musa Yahaya, confirmed development in a statement issued in Kaduna.
Yahaya explained that the troops conducted a clearance operation on Kaso hills general area and Kanti-Tantatu in Kubusu forest in Kaduna state.
According to him, the operation was, “to deprive bandits and criminals freedom of action so as to create an enabling environment for economic activities and legitimate businesses to strive.”
Yahaya, who said the operation started on Thursday, 30 March, till the early hours of Friday, 31 March, 2023, added that three motorcycles, two handsets, one matchet and some charms were also recovered.