July 23, 2024

Troops neutralize three bandits, recover weapons in Kaduna


Three bandits have been killed by troops of Operation Whirl Punch along the Gonna Rogo-Eka axis of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner Overseeing the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to him, two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines and 81 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered after a fierce battle with the bandits.

He said the troops conducting clearance patrols neutralized three bandits along the Gonna Rogo-Eka axis of Kajuru LGA.

“According to operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the troops conducted special clearance patrols in the area and made contact with bandits. After an exchange of fire, three of the criminals were summarily neutralized,” the statement explained.

The statement added, “The troops scoured the immediate vicinity and recovered two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines and 81 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.”

The state governor, Uba Sani, according to the statement, thanked the security forces for the feedback and commended the troops – under the command of the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General MLD Saraso – for intensifying efforts to ensure a peaceful Eid celebration for citizens.

The statement said the troops would continue special fighting patrols within the general area and other locations of interest.



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