The Nigerian Army said troops of 1 Division neutralized three bandits and recovered arms and ammunition in Kabode village of the Chikun Local Government Area and Birnin Yero village of the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
In a statement, Musa Yahaya, Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, said troops acted on credible intelligence before contact with marauding bandits and criminal elements.
He said the troops recovered one AK-47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm, one camo jungle hat, three mobile phones, one head warmer, one MP3 player, charms and N1,305.
He revealed that on 10 August 2023, the troops acted on credible intelligence following a reported case of kidnapped victims in Danbaba village in Igabi.
According to the statement, troops laid ambush at Birnin Yero; on sighting the troops, bandits took to their heels and abandoned all 10 kidnapped victims, adding that the rescued kidnapped victims have been given medical attention and reunited with their families.
The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander, Operation Whirl Punch, Maj Gen BA Alabi, commended the troops and pleaded with the communities to continue to avail the military and other security agencies with timely and credible intelligence.