Kaduna govt confirms killing of five bandits by soldiers


Nigerian troops (file photo)

By Valentine Amanze

Kaduna State government has confirmed the killing of five suspected bandits in the state by the Nigerian soldiers on Monday.

It said that the security forces struck the bandits’ enclaves in Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas of the state.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the troops on patrol made contact with bandits around an identified hideout in Birnin Gwari and subsequently engaged them in a gun duel after which two of them were neutralized.

In another raid on a bandits’ camp around Idasu in Giwa council, he said that the security forces engaged the criminals and after a gun battle, three of them were also killed by the troops.

Aruwan further disclosed that across both locations, two AK-47 rifles, one pump action rifle, and three motorcycles were recovered from the operations, and are in the custody of the military.

Besides, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has expressed satisfaction over the military raid on the bandits’ hideouts.

The governor thanked the security forces for conducting sharp and effective missions, while urging them to sustain their efforts towards dismantling identified criminal enclaves.




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