Troops from 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna have intercepted armed robbers at Pambegwa, Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two of them.
Disclosing this in a statement signed by 1 Division Deputy Director Public Relations, Colonel Usman Abdul, the Army division said items recovered from the robbers included one Toyota Hilux vehicle with registration number ABC 101 HM, a pump action rifle with 14 rounds of live cartridge, a sum of N310,000:00 and a handset.
In another statement, the 1 Division Nigerian Army said it had intensified a campaign code named Operation SHARAN DAJI in the North-West and part of North-Central states to rid the states of criminals.
He said the operation is targeted at flushing out criminals, especially armed bandits and cattle rustlers that have been terrorizing rural communities.
Colonel Usman said the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade had commended the effort of the troops so far. “We will not relent on our oars until all the bandits are completely eliminated. Hundreds of cattle have been recovered while many bandits have been killed or arrested,” the commandant said.
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