Operation Forest Sanity on Tuesday said its operatives ambushed and neutralised two bandits in Kaduna State. The Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lt-Col Musa Yahaya, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kaduna.
Yahaya said that following a tip-off from a human intelligence source, troops of Operation Forest Sanity, under the 1 Division Nigerian Army, ambushed and successfully neutralised two bandit leaders, capturing arms, ammunition and other equipment.
According to him, earlier, intelligence sources revealed that a bandit leader named Isiya Danwasa intended to send his errand boy Yunusa to purchase some arms and ammunition in Kaduna town.
He added that 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.