- The Nigerian Army continues to contribute its own quota to the safety of Nigerians
- Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army carried out a clearance operation at Rijana forest, Kaduna state on Wednesday, June 14
- This is due to the armed banditry and kidnappings that has become the order of the day along Abuja-Kaduna road
Due to the disturbing resurgence of armed banditry and kidnappings along Abuja-Kaduna road, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army carried out a clearance operation at Rijana forest, Kaduna state on Wednesday, June 14.
This was revealed in a statement by the director of Army public relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman.
The troops cordoned the armed bandits' camp at the forest where they arrested the suspected notorious gang leader, Sani Ibrahim (alias Burtu), who has been on the declared wanted list of the security agencies in Kaduna state for a long time.
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The troops also recovered 1 motorcycle and 25 goats from the camp.
Similarly, troops mounted ambush along Zamfara state border with Kebbi state in which they neutralized 3 armed bandits and recovered 134 cows and 13 sheep.
According to the statement, the operations are still ongoing to flush out more criminal elements.
In a related development, the Nigerian Police on Tuesday, June 13 deployed 600 special squad to Abuja-Kaduna expressway to check crimes along the road.
The DIG Operations, Habila Joshak, made the disclosure while inaugurating members of the special squad in Rijana village, Kachia local government of Kaduna state.
Joshak said 500 mobile police were deployed, while 100 were from the intelligence unit of the force.
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