Kaduna-Abuja Highway: Army Storms Kidnappers Hideout, Smokes Out Two, Recovers 2 AK 47 Rifles, Ammunition

    File photo: Nigerian Army personnel

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Following credible intelligence from a good Samaritan, a patrol team of 1 Division Nigerian Army (NA), at about 0430 hours (am) on Wednesday the 8th of May 2019, raided a bandits’ den at Gonan Bature East of Rijana and Kasarami farm house in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

    This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa.
    It said the abandoned Kasarami farm house was reportedly forcefully occupied by criminals and had been used as a shelter and a place where victims of kidnapping were kept.

    “During the raid operation, contact was made with the hoodlums with fierce exchange of fire that led to the extermination of two bandits and the recovery of the following items: a. 2 x AK 47 Riflesb. 2 x AK 47 Magazinesc. 51 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 2 x techno cell phone”.

    The Nigerian Army said it remains committed and determined to protecting life and property of all Nigerians, used this medium to thank the good Samaritan for providing the information that resulted in the successful raid operation. 

    “NA will continue to sensitize and also request members of the public to support it and other security agencies in their efforts to checkmate terrorism, banditry and other assorted crimes in Nigeria, by providing credible information about the hideouts and  movements of suspicious persons in their respective communities,” it added.


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