Kaduna State Government, on Saturday, said troops neutralized bandits in Chikun local government area.
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
According to the statement, “Troops of Operation Thunder Strike neutralized two bandits during a night ambush operation along the Gwagwada-Chikun road in Chikun local government area.
“According to operational feedback, the troops set an opportunity ambush along the route in anticipation of bandits’ movement. The bandits approached on two motorcycles, and on springing the ambush, returned fire in an attempt to charge through.”
The statement added that, “the bandits were, however, overwhelmed, and two of them were neutralized by the troops, while the others retreated with gunshot wounds.
“After the operation, the following items were recovered from the scene, along with the corpses of the bandits: One motorcycle, one locally made rifle, a mobile phone and some wraps of Indian Hemp.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with thanks and congratulated the troops for the successful operation, while praising their pro-active disposition.
“Citizens are again urged to report any person seeking medical attention for suspicious injuries in the general area, to the law enforcement agents.”
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