Several bandits terrorizing the Kaduna communities have been overpowered by the Nigerian Army, on Tuesday.

Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed this development in a statement said the troops led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, neutralized the bandits in Buruku, Udawa, Manini, Birnin Gwari, Doka, Maganda, Kuyello and Dogon Dawa communities in Kaduna State.

According to him, the troops engaged bandits during a patrol in some of the communities in Kaduna, and subsequently over-powered the bandits, killing several of them.

He said three bandits were captured alive, while some of the criminal elements escaped with gunshot wounds.

He said AK-47 rifles, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition and 18 motorcycles were recovered by the troops.

The statement appealed to members of the public, particularly health facilities and paramedics, to be on the watch out for the injured bandits who may be seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds and report to relevant security agencies.

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