Army kills bandit, recovers stolen car in Bauchi

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Troops of the 33 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have neutralised an armed bandit in an ambush staged against the group on Friday, October 20, at an identified crossing point in Bura, Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, and posted on the official X handle of the Nigerian Army on Saturday.

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The statement read, “Acting on actionable intelligence, the troops laid in wait for the bandits and unleashed fire on them, killing one, while others fled with gunshot wounds, leaving traces of blood.

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“Troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, 14 live rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, a mobile phone, and a fetish amulet from the bandit. Troops are still exploiting the general area, on the trail of the fleeing bandits.”

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The statement further read, “In another operation on the same day, the troops, responding to a report by a motorist of a stolen Toyota Corolla car with registration number ABJ 343 KL, have nabbed a gang of three carjackers along the Bauchi-Jos Highway.

“On receipt of the report, the vigilant troops quickly mounted a snap checkpoint on the highway and successfully intercepted the criminals.

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“However, while attempting to escape upon sighting the troops, the criminals crashed the stolen vehicle. The troops swiftly apprehended the criminals and have since handed the suspects and the stolen vehicle over to the Nigerian Police Force for further action.”