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Troops Neutralise Notorious Bandit Leader In Kaduna

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Troops Neutralise Notorious Bandit Leader In Kaduna

The errand boy was trailed and picked up by plain cloth soldiers

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity under 1 Division Nigerian Army have ambushed and neutralized a notorious bandit leader, Isiya Danwasa and his cohort.

Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya, Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations confirmed this development on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

He revealed that the bandit leader intended to send his errand boy Yunusa to purchase some arms and ammunition in Kaduna town.

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“Subsequently, the errand boy was trailed and picked up by plain cloth soldiers and later used to lure two of the bandit’s leaders to a selected ammunition collection point. Upon their arrival, troops who had laid an ambush engaged the criminals with superior firepower and neutralized the two bandit leaders.

Items recovered from the criminal elements include one motorcycle(destroyed institute), two AK 47 rifles, six AK 47 magazines, quantity two hundred and fifty rounds of 7.62 mm special, one power bank, two charm vests and the sum of two hundred thousand nairas.

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The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander of Joint Task Force Operation Whirl Punch Major General Taoreed Lagbaja has commended the troops for their professional conduct and perfect execution of the task.

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He further charged the troops to go after all bandits and show them no mercy. Again, the GOC appealed to the general public to continue to avail the troops and other security agencies with credible and actionable information to bring banditry, kidnapping and other crimes to a lasting end.

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