By Henry Tyohemba, Abuja
The troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army (1 Div NA) under Operation Whirl Punch has raided bandits’ camp during an encounter near Jumu Village in Chukun LGA, where bandits used as a staging area to perpetrate criminalities along Kaduna – Abuja road.
The troops embarked on fighting patrol, located and raided the identified hideouts.
The bandits however, 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 statement issued in Abuja by Colonel Muhammad Dole, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, the troops in a related event 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.