Nigerian Army rescues 13 farmers, killed one bandit in Kaduna

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Nigerian Army rescues 13 farmers, killed one bandit in Kaduna

Nigerian Army rescues 13 farmers, killed one bandit in Kaduna

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed a bandit during a gun battle that helped in the released of 13 farmers who had been kidnapped.

The farmers were kidnapped while they were working on their farms located at the outskirts of Kuyelo community in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State on Monday, July 8, 2019.

Nigerian Army rescues 13 farmers, killed one bandit in Kaduna

According to the statement made available by the Nigerian Army, some distress calls were received by troops, which led a patrol team from 1 Division, stationed at Super Camp Kuyello, to chase after the bandits whom they engaged in an exchange of fire.

“One of the bandits was killed during the gun battle, while others escaped with serious gunshot injuries. Soldiers are currently combing the general area which borders Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna States,” the Army stated.

Nigerian Army rescues 13 farmers, killed one bandit in Kaduna

Major General Faruk Yahaya, who’s the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, urged the troops to always be proactive and decisive when dealing with criminals and associated insecurity in their respective areas of responsibilities.

He further reiterated the determination of the Division and the Nigerian Army to combat insurgency, banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other emerging security threats in Nigeria.

Nigerian Army rescues 13 farmers, killed one bandit in Kaduna

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