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Troops ‘kill two’ bandits along Kaduna-Abuja expressway

Gunmen abducted dozens on the expressway in June and July. The gunmen have not been found or prosecuted.

• October 5, 2020
Defence spokesperson John Enenche
Defence spokesperson John Enenche [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

The defence headquarters on Monday said its troops have killed two suspected bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Defence spokesperson John Enenche said the bandits were neutralised on Sunday by troops of “Operation Thunder Strike” deployed to Rijana village along the expressway.

Mr. Enenche also said the troops recovered two locally made guns while many bandits escaped with gunshots wounds.

Despite the military’s reports about tackling insecurity along the dangerous Abuja-Kaduna expressway, kidnapping and banditry persist. Many travelers prefer to travel by rail because of that insecurity.

Gunmen abducted dozens on the expressway in June and July. The gunmen have not been found or prosecuted. 

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