By Musa Yahaya/Samuel Aruwan
Following a tip off from human intelligence source, troops of operation Forest Sanity under 1 Division Nigerian Army has ambushed and neutralised a notorious bandit leader, Isiya Danwasa and his cohort. This was following an Intelligence which revealed that the bandit leader intended to send his errand boy Yunusa to purchase some arms and ammunition in Kaduna town.
Subsequently, 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. Upon their arrival, troops who had laid an ambush engaged the criminals with superior firepower and neutralised the two bandit leaders.
Items recovered from the criminal elements include one motorcycle(destroyed institu), two AK 47 rifles, six AK 47 magazines, quantity two hundred and fifty rounds of 7.62 mm special, one power bank, two charm vest and the sum of two hundred thousand naira.
The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Joint Task Force Operation Whirl Punch Major General Taoreed Lagbaja has commended the troops for their professional conduct and perfect execution of task. He further charged the troops to go after all bandits and show them no mercy. Again, the GOC appealed to the general public to continue to avail the troops and other security agencies with credible and actionable information so as to bring banditry, kidnapping and other crimes to a lasting end.
Views exclusive rights: MUSA YAHAYA,
Lieutenant Colonel, Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, 11 April 2023.
El-Rufai commends troops for neutralizing notorious bandit, Isiya Danwasa in Igabi Local Government Area.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commended troops of Operation Forest Sanity (OPFS) for neutralizing a notorious bandit leader, Isiya Danwasa, who was responsible for several killings, kidnappings and cattle rustling operations across the state.
Danwasa met his end during a strategic ambush operation in Sabon Birni general area of Igabi Local Government Area.
Governor El-Rufai praised the troops for the diligent intelligence work and precise execution which led to the demise of Danwasa and his associate.
The Governor further appealed to members of general public to continue to volunteer information to security forces.
Signed: Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Tuesday 11th April 2023.