Due to the disturbing resurgence of armed banditry and kidnappings along Abuja-Kaduna road, troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army have carried out a clearance operation at Rijana forest, Kaduna State on Wednesday 14th June 2017.
The troops cordoned an armed bandits’ camp at Rijana forest where they arrested a suspected notorious gang leader, Sani Ibrahim (alias Burtu), who has been on the wanted list of Security Agencies in Kaduna State for a long time. The troops also recovered 1 motorcycle and 25 goats from the camp.
Similarly, troops mounted ambush along Zamfara State border with Kebbi State in which they neutralised 3 armed bandits and recovered 134 cows and 13 sheep. The operations are ongoing.