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Troops Kill Two Bandits, Rescue 39 Travellers Abducted In Kaduna

A photograph launched by the army on September 5, 2020, exhibits some troopers using on motorbikes throughout an operation in Nigeria’s north-west area.


Troops have killed one bandit who tried to abduct some travellers at Kwanar Tsintsiya axis of the Kaduna-Zaria Road within the north-western a part of the nation.

An try to kidnap the travellers on Monday morning was thwarted by troopers of the 4 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

During the operation, the troops additionally rescued 39 different folks kidnapped by the bandits whereas travelling from Sokoto State to Onitsha in Anambra State, south-east Nigeria.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a press release.

He famous that the incident occurred within the early hours of Monday, including that the operation carried out by the troops was profitable.

Aruwan said that because of the superior firepower of the troopers, among the bandits escaped with bullet wounds whereas the troops have been already trailing them to areas mentioned to be their enclaves.

He mentioned troops additionally repelled one other bandit assault on the Kaduna-Abuja Road after they tried to advance in the direction of the Audu-Jungom axis in Chikun Local Government Area.

A map displaying Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s north-west area.


According to the commissioner, the bandits have been pursued to Ungwan Tuta from the place the troops misplaced contact with the criminals.

He insisted that the bandits have been denied freedom of motion by the troops as they might not perform their nefarious act.

While the troops efficiently dislodged the bandits alongside the Kaduna-Abuja highway, Aruwan disclosed {that a} stray bullet fired by the criminals hit a driver and passenger.

He said that the troops additionally responded to misery calls about bandits attacking residents in the identical common space.

Following their arrival on the location, the troopers recovered 69 cattle whereas one of many bandits was killed within the course of.

On Sunday night, troops rescued some passengers kidnapped by bandits on the Kaduna-Kachia Road in Kachia Local Government Area.

In his response, Kaduna State Governor, (*39*) El-Rufai, counseled the troopers for the onslaught towards the bandits.

He additionally condoled with the households who misplaced their family members and wished these injured a speedy restoration.

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