Kaduna State

How Nigerian Army Fighting Patrol Team Cleared Bandits From 8 Kaduna Communities

A fighting patrol team led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, accompanied by a team of Operational commanders and operatives have cleared bandits from eight Kaduna communities.

The communities include Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa communities in Kaduna state.

The operation took place while the GOC-led team on a fighting patrol on Monday, 29 August 2022.

In the fire fight that ensued during the engagements, the patrol team overpowered the bandits with superior fire power neutralizing, one of them, while three others were captured alive, as some of the criminal elements escaped with gunshot wounds.

The Patrol team also recovered one AK 47 rifle, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition and 18 Motorcycles.

In a statement issued by Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, it’s Director Public Relations, the Army appealed to members of the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics to watch out for persons who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and please report to relevant security agencies.