Troops laid ambush and killed nine bandits on the Kaduna-Abuja road.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Affairs Security and Home Affairs confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said troops acting on intelligence provided by herders whose cattle were rustled, ambushed bandits as the attempted to cross from the eastern part of the Kaduna-Abuja road to the western part.
He noted that the ambush was successful as the bandits walked into a kill zone.
He disclosed that one empty magazine, two mobile phones, as well as sets of army camouflage and desert boots, among other items were recovered from the bandits