Troops of 1 division Nigerian Army Kaduna, have in the early hours of Tuesday 24th October arrested two terrorist collaborators and ammunition suppliers in Awon general area of Kachia Local Government Area.
According to a statement by acting deputy director, Army Public Relations, 1 division, Lt Colonel Musa Yahaya says the criminals were arrested in their various houses around Awon based on credible intelligence from a previously arrested collaborator, who has been in troops custody.
The arrested criminals are Shuaibu Lawan and Salihu Usman, while items recovered include one locally made AK47 rifle, 2 dane guns, 8 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 7 live cartridges and 5 shells of expended cartridges that were hitherto buried in the criminals’ compound.
In another operation same day, troops of the division while on clearance operation around dogon daji-saulawa general area in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, made contact with criminal elements where a gun duel ensued forcing the terrorists to scamper in disarray due to troops’ superior firepower.
Items recovered include a G3 rifle, 16 motorcycles, 2 locally made guns and a phone.
According to the statement, the General Officer Commanding 1 division and Force Commander, Operation Whirl Punch, Major General Valentine Okoro has charged the troops to sustain the tempo and rid all criminal elements from the division’s area of responsibility.