Kaduna – Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 11 bandits during a fierce battle in Birnin Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
An operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government , said the troops advanced to several identified locations, and cleared bandit camps in Bagoma, Rema, Bugai, Dagara, Sabon Layi, Gagumi, Kakangi, Katakaki and Randagi.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development on Sunday in a statement.
According to Aruwan, troops in continuation of their assignment encountered bandits at Kakangi and Katakaki, and during a fierce gun battle , the criminals were subdued by the troops’ aggressive firepower.
He said 11 bandits were killed by troops while the rest escaped into forests with bullet wounds.
“During the operation, the troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, two AK-47 magazines, 57 rounds of ammunition while Six motorcycles belonging to the bandits were destroyed,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed his satisfaction at the emphatic outing by the security forces, and praised the General Officer Commanding the One Mechanized Division and the Force Commander of Operation Whirl Punch, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja for his leadership.
“The governor also lauded the troops for their consistent and spirited efforts, as he urges them to build on the momentum of the recent notable success,” Aruwan said.(vitalnewsngr.com)
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