Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have rescued three villagers abducted from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village along Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, said on Friday that one of the hoodlums was killed in the operation.
He said: “Acting on credible information, troops raided the hideout of the bandits where they held the farmers and engaged them in a firefight.
“Following, the firefight, one bandit was neutralized and others escaped with gunshot wounds leaving behind the victims.
“The rescued farmers had since been handed over to their families.”
According to the army spokesman, an AK 47 rifle with two 7.62 special ammunition were recovered at the scene.
“The General Officer Commanding, 1 Division , Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has again called on the general public to report any person with gunshot wounds to the nearest security post for prompt action.”
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