On Thursday, the 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna has killed 10 suspected armed bandits and arrested a kidnapper in Chikun and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
Col. Muhammad Dole, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, has made this known in an issued statement in Kaduna.
Dole said six bandits were killed at Kidandan, along Dogon Dawa road, Unguwan Bilya, Sofa and Unguwan Nakuli villages of Birnin Gwari local government on September 10 by troops.
He said: “During the recent clearance operations and routine patrols, they (troops) raided suspected kidnappers’ hideouts at Kidandan, along Dogon Dawa road, Unguwan Bilya, Sofa and Unguwan Nakuli.
“Likewise, in conjunction with the local vigilante groups, some identified escape routes used by bandits and kidnappers along Kuriga and Gayam general area as well as Maganda, Ciki da Parlour and Farin Ruwa, all located in Chikun LGA in Kaduna State were blocked.
“During the pursuit, bandits abandoned four motorcycles and some valuable items which were subsequently recovered.
“The suspect is currently being interrogated by troops of the operation WHIRL PUNCH.”