Combined troops of ‘Operation Thunder Strike’, ‘Operation Whirl Punch’ and 312 Artillery Regiment have destroyed two bandits camps in Kaduna State, spokesman of Army 1 Division, Col. Ezindu Idimah, has said.
Idamah said the operation was carried out from about 2 a.m to 4 a.m on Sunday, following credible information from well-meaning Nigerians.
“The offensive action was aimed at destroying remnants of bandits and their camps at Kankomi, close to Tantu and Daban Goje Mountains in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State,” Idamah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
“During the operation, the troops destroyed the two camps used by the bandits to perpetrate their nefarious activities.
“One of the bandits was neutralised while one AK47 riffle, 3 motorcycles, 2 mobile phones, and the sum of N5,000 were recovered.
“This is the fourth time within the last 10 days that the troops’ aggressive action had neutralised bandits and led to the recovery of arms and rescue of victims”, Idimah affirmed.
Meanwhile, an Assistant Commissioner of Police based in Kaduna, Musa Rabo abducted on Saturday has been rescued by the Police unhurt.
The officer was successfully rescued on Sunday by a combined team of Police operatives from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Command Headquarters Abuja, backed-up by members of the elite Special Forces of the NPF.
The Police Force Spokesperson, DCP Frank MBA confirmed the latest development on Sunday night in several tweets on Nigeria Police Twitter account.
Two male suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and that ivestigation into the incident is on-going, Mba said.