Troops neutralise notorious bandit leader in Kaduna State
A notorious bandit leader, Isiya Danwasa and his cohort have been ambushed and neutralised by the Nigerian army.
The force spokesperson, Musa Yahaya, said in a statement on Tuesday that Danwasa was killed following a tip-off from a human intelligence source that the bandit leader had intended to send his errand boy Yunusa to Kaduna town to get some arms and ammunition.
“Subsequently, the errand boy was trailed and picked up by plain cloth soldiers and later used to lure two of the bandits’ leaders to a selected ammunition collection point. Upon their arrival, troops who had laid an ambush engaged the criminals with superior firepower and neutralised the two bandit leaders,” Yahaya disclosed.
He added that the security forces recovered one motorcycle(destroyed institute), two AK 47 rifles, six AK 47 magazines, quantity two hundred and fifty rounds of 7.62 mm special, one power bank, two charm vests and ₦200,000.
Yahaya noted that the forces General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja commended the troops for their professional conduct and the execution of the task and charged them to go after all bandits and show them no mercy.
“Again, the GOC appealed to the general public to continue to avail the troops and other security agencies with credible and actionable information so as to bring banditry, kidnapping and other crimes to a lasting end.”