Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operations Thunder Strike and Harbin Kunama III have rescued two captives from bandits hideouts in separate operations conducted in Kaduna state.
Five bandits were also killed during the operation while four others arrested.
Spokesperson for One Division, Colonel Ezindu Idima in a statement said the operations was carried out in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
He also disclosed that a camp belonging to the bandits was also destroyed during another operation at Dagu Village in Igabi local government area, following credible intelligence information.
“Troops of Operation Harbin Kunama III dislodged a bandits camp in Dagu village of Igabi local government on 24th July 2019 following credible information and during the operation, two bandits were neutralised and one was apprehended while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Troops also, rescued two kidnapped victims, Mallam Yakubu Hamidu and Alhaji Isa Saidu from the bandit’s den around Makarfi Farm junction in Igabi LGAsl on 25th July 2019 where two motorcycles belonging to the criminals were also destroyed during an exchange of fire.
“Following the operation, three bandits were neutralised, three were arrested and two kidnapped victims were also freed”.
The Army spokesman further disclosed many dangerous weapons including one AK47 rifle, a single barrel rifle, one Dane gun and 28 rounds of special ammunition, two motorcycles, one camouflage uniform, two ATM cards, a Techno Phone, one Airtel Sim card and empty cases of 5 x 7.62mm special ammunitions were recovered from bandits.
He also urged members of the Public to report anyone found with gunshot wounds to the nearest security post for investigations.