Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army (1 Div NA) under Operation Whirl Punch has recovered 3 assorted weapons and 49 rustles cows after raiding bandits hideouts in Jumu and Gwagwada Village in Chukun LGA of Kaduna state
Deputy Director Army Public Relations
1 Division Nigerian Army, Col. Muhammad Dole in a statement issued on Monday revealed that the troops embarked on fighting patrol, to locate and raid the identified hideouts after receiving credible information and a distress call.
He stated, “the troops received credible information on a location near Jumu Village in Chukun LGA, where bandits used as a staging area to perpetrate criminalities along Kaduna – Abuja road.
“However, the bandits fled the area on sighting the troops. After ransacking the hideouts, one AK47 rifle, one locally made pistol and one fabricated Dane Gun were recovered.
“In a related event, troops responded to a distress call on the activities of suspected cattle rustlers in Gwagwada village also in Chukun LGA. While on the pursuit, one cattle rustler was arrested and Fourty Nine (49) rustled cows were recovered.
He assured the citizens hat the troops will continue to dominate the Kaduna – Abuja and Kaduna – Birnin Gwari general areas with patrols and raids on the suspected bandits’ routes and hideouts.