Troops of the Nigerian Army on Operation Thunder Strike have killed one bandit mentioned to be a kidnapper on Kaduna-Abuja freeway.
The troops additionally rescued three villagers kidnapped from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village alongside the freeway.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah disclosed these to newsmen in Kaduna on Friday.
He mentioned: “Acting on a reputable info, troops raided the hideout of the bandits the place they held the farmers and engaged them in a firefight.
“Folloing the firefight, one bandit was neutralized and others escaped with gun shot wounds abandoning the victims.
“The rescued farmers had since been handed over to their families”. He mentioned.
He additionally disclosed that, one AK 47 rifle with two 7.62 particular ammunition was recovered on the scene.
“The General Officer Commanding, 1 Division , Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has again called on the general public to report any person with gun shot wounds to the nearest security post for prompt action.”