Troops ambush bandits, neutralise 10, destroy camps in Kaduna
Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralised eight bandits and seized six motorcycles during ambush patrols in the Chikun/Birnin Gwari council general areas of Kaduna State.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.
The statement explained that the troops set up ambush positions at bandits’ crossing points in the Buruku/Birnin Gwari areas.
“The troops thus made contact with bandits and neutralised eight, while recovering four motorcycles and three mobile phones in the first successful mission.
“The troops then engaged bandits in a second mission and recovered two motorcycles.
“In a similar operation, troops neutralised two bandits during clearance patrols along the Sabon Birni-Maidaro-Dogon Dawa-Galadimawa-Kidandan-Fatika axes. The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, two magazines loaded with 52 rounds, six motorcycles and three mobile phones.
“The troops also dislodged camps around Garke and Galadimawa in Giwa LGA, recovering three Dane guns, two magazines, some military uniforms and nine motorcycles,” Aruwan said.
According to the commissioner, Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with gratitude and commended the troops’ stealth, bravery and resilience in the successful operations.