Troops of the Nigeria Army ambushed bandits, neutralized 10 and destroyed their camps across Chikun, Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed this in a statement on Friday, said Troops of Operation Forest Sanity neutralized eight bandits and seized six motorcycles during ambush patrols in the Chikun-Birnin Gwari general areas.
He said the feedback to the Kaduna State Government indicated that troops set up ambush positions at bandits’ crossing points in the Buruku/Birnin Gwari areas, adding that the troops made contact with bandits, and neutralized eight while recovering four motorcycles and three mobile phones in the first successful mission.
According to him, the troops then engaged bandits in a second mission and recovered two motorcycles.
“In a similar operation, troops neutralized two bandits during clearance patrols along the Sabon Birni-Maidaro-Dogon Dawa-Galadimawa-Kidandan-Fatika axes,” he said.
He said the troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, two magazines loaded with 52 rounds, six motorcycles and three mobile phones, just as the troops also dislodged camps around Garke and Galadimawa in Giwa LGA, recovering three Dane guns, two magazines, some military uniforms and nine motorcycles.
“Governor Nasir el-Rufai noted the reports with gratitude, and commended the troops’ stealth, bravery and resilience in the successful operations,” he further said.