Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army and Operation Whirl Punch have neutralized six bandits and terrorists operating in the forest of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
During the operation, they recovered two AK 47 rifles, four AK 47 rifle magazines, 14 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 40 pairs of bandits uniforms and 9 Motorcycles from the criminal elements.
Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya, Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
“Acting on credible intelligence, the highly motivated troops 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,” the statement read.
“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 and charged them not to relent until all terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the Division’s Area of Responsibility are completely neutralized.”