By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army under Operation Whirl Punch continue to clear Bandits, Kidnappers, recover arms and destroy their camps.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Colonel Muhammad Dole, dated October 14, 2918, gave the assurance.
“On 9 October 2018, troops launched raid operation in Kamuku Forest where bandits used to harbour and plan their nefarious activities. Several were neutralised and the camps were destroyed.
” In another successful operation, a combined effort between the troops and local Vigilante group raided an identified camp in Kidandan general area. As a result, one bandit was neutralised, others escaped with gun shots injuries and one AK 47 rifle with 25 rounds 7.62mm Special was recovered.,” it stated.
The Army said that likewise, acting on reliable information on activities of kidnappers at Unguwar Maigwari, troops swung into action, raided an identified kidnappers’ camps along Doka – Rijana Road.
“The Camps were discovered to have been littered with emptied alcoholic bottles, used syringes and some narcotic substances. During the raid, one Informant was arrested and Three Dane guns were recovered.
“The troops under OPERATION WHIRL PUNCH will continue to raid all suspected camps and maintain aggressive patrols in order to ensure safety of lives and properties of the innocent citizens. The level of cooperation and support from the locals is highly appreciated and they are urged to sustain it, so as to be able to eliminate the criminals in our midst,” it stated.