Troops Kill Bandit, Intercept 3 Car Thieves In Bauchi

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Nigerian Army troops of 33 Brigade, on Friday, neutralised an armed bandit in an ambush at an identified crossing point in Bura village, Ningi local government area of Bauchi State.

The troops also recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested three suspected carjackers.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said the troops acting on actionable intelligence laid in wait for the bandits and engaged them, killing one of them, while others fled with gunshot wounds.

The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, 14 live rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, a mobile phone and a fetish amulet from the bandit, adding that troops were still exploiting the general area on the trail of the fleeing bandits.

In a related development, he said troops responding to a report by a motorist about a stolen Toyota Corolla car with registration number ABJ 343 KL, nabbed a gang of three carjackers along the Bauchi-Jos Highway.

He said troops, on receipt of the report, quickly mounted a snap checkpoint on the highway and successfully intercepted the criminals.

He noted that the criminals attempted to escape on sighting the troops and crashed the stolen vehicle.

The troops apprehended the criminals and have since handed them and the stolen vehicle over to the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for further action.


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