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Troops kill bandits, rescue 10 victims in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that security operatives have neutralized several bandits and dislodged their camps in Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas of the state.

Samuel Aruwan Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, in a statement on Tuesday, said the operatives, who were conducting clearance of bandits and criminals in some hard-to-reach locations in Chikun and Igabi LGAs, came across some bandits, neutralized them, while several others ran into the forest with bullet wounds.

He said the bandit’s camp in Apewohe, Chikun LGA was completely destroyed.

He said the Operation extended to Dakwala and Kunai hills in the same LGA, led to the destruction of several bandits’ camps.

He said the troops after clearing out the bandits stormed the hideouts and rescued ten kidnapped persons who were chained and bound with ropes.

Those rescued included; Surajo Aliyu, Ayuba Yakubu, Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, Aliyu Mohammed, Magaji Tasiu, Nasiru Ahmed, Mohammadu lbrahim, Ayuba Abdulsalam, Kelvin Musa, Paul Patrick, adding that a camp was cleared at Rafin Gwaska, Igabi LGA, while the troops recovered the following items; three locally-made rifles, One AK-47 magazine, One AK-47 top cover, four Bafoeng radio chargers, eleven mobile phones, three boxes, two sets of military uniforms, one frag jacket, spanners, knives and chains.

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