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Troops neutralise 7 insurgents, recover weapons, motorcycles in Kaduna

by John Ojewale
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The Nigerian Army’s 1 Division claims to have killed seven rebels and recovered weapons and motorbikes in Kaduna.

This is according to a statement made on Monday in Kaduna by Lt-Col. Musa Yahaya, the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army.

According to him, “Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army deployed at a blocking position at Udawa carried out a fighting patrol along Udawa – Kurebe road on May 19.”

Yahaya stated that during the active patrol, forces came into touch with insurgents and terrorist elements and engaged them with a large volume of fire, resulting in the deaths of five terrorists and violent extremists.

He revealed that the things discovered during the encounter comprised a pump action gun, six cartridges, one empty AK-47 rifle magazine, one MP3 radio, one phone battery, two Baofeng radios, two Baofeng radio chargers, four memory cards, two sim cards, and four charms.

He said:

“Relatedly, troops of the division deployed at Sabo Birni in Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State intercepted suspected movement of terrorist elements at Baka general area on 19 May, 2024.

“In the fire fight that ensued, the terrorists who could not withstand the superior fire power of the troops cowardly fled to nearby hills in disarray with several degrees of gunshot wounds.

“The troops exploited the general area and recovered one AK-47 rifle and two motorcycles while blood stains were seen all over the scene of the incident.”

He said that the Division’s soldiers had made touch with components of the terrorist group while they were stationed in Kwaga village in Birnin Gwari local government of Kaduna state, and they had successfully neutralised two of the criminals.

“Items recovered included two AK-47 rifles, two magazines and two motorcycles.”


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