By Balarabe Oshiafi
Troops of 33 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have neutralized an armed bandit in an ambush staged against the group over the weekend at an identified crossing point in Bura, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi state.
A press release signed by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwackukwu and made available to Expressday said the Army acted on actionable intelligence that paid off.
“Acting on actionable Intelligence the troops laid in wait for the bandits and unleashed fire on them, killing one, while others fled with gunshot wounds leaving traces of blood.
Troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, 14 live rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, a mobile phone and a fetish amulet from the bandit. Troops are still exploiting the general area, on the trail of the fleeing bandits .
“In another operation the same day, troops responding to a report by a motorist, of a stolen Toyota Corolla car with registration number ABJ 343 KL, have nabbed a gang of 3 Carjackers along the Bauchi – Jos Highway. On receipt of the report, the vigilant troops quickly mounted a snap check point on the highway and successfully intercepted the criminals.
However, while attempting to escape on sighting the troops, the criminals, crashed the stolen vehicle. The troops swiftly apprehended the criminals and have since handed the suspects and the stolen vehicle over to the Nigerian Police Force for further action”.