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Troops kill bandit, captures others

Troops of the 1st Division of the Nigerian Army Kaduna on a fighting patrol led by the GOC, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja have cleared bandits in Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa in Kaduna State.

In a statement by Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu says, during the exchange of fire, the troops overpowered the bandits, neutralised one of them, while three were arrested, and some escaped with gunshot wounds.

According to the statement, the patrol team also recovers one AK47 rifle, 27 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and 18 motorcycles.

The statement urges the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds, and report to relevant security agencies.

Reporting by Usman Sani; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino