Bandits suffer heavy casualty in Birnin Gwari as troops launch deadly offensive

The neutralized bandits terrorizing Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State
The neutralized bandits terrorizing Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State

 

By HARUNA AHMED, Kaduna –

 

Bandits and terrorists operating in the forest of Birnin Gwari today 16 November 2023 suffer heavy casualty in the hands of troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army and operation Whirl Punch.

Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Musa Yahaya, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Lieutenant Colonel, Yahaya, said the highly motivated troops acting on credible intelligence, carried out an offensive clearance operation to bandits strongholds in Sabon-Birni, Dogon Dawa, Saulawa, Maidaro-Ngede Allah and Kidenda all in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State and made contact with bandits.

In the fire fight that ensued when contact was made, troops neutralized 6 bandits, recovered two AK 47 rifle, four AK 47 rifle magazine, 14 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 40 pairs of bandits uniforms and 9 Motorcycles.

The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander operation WHIRL PUNCH, Major General Valentine Okoro has applauded the troops for their gallantry.

He charged them not to relent until all terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the Division’s Area of Responsibility are completely neutralized.

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