Troops kill two bandits in Kaduna, recover three corpses


The Kaduna state government has said that three people were killed by fleeing terrorists while two of the criminals were neutralized by troops.
Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs disclosed this in a statement on Sunday evening.
He said the troops of the Nigerian Army in the early hours of Sunday
repelled an attack by dozens of the bandits at Kankomi, Chikun Local Government Area of the state, and subsequently neutralized one of the attackers, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
He said the the “Kaduna State Government was informed of the development in a feedback which captured the bravery exhibited by the troops in overpowering the bandits.”
According to him, “the attackers made an attempt to infiltrate the location housing the troops.
The vigilant troops in response engaged them in a fierce gun duel which lasted for over an hour. “This resulted in the elimination of one of the terrorists, who was wearing military camouflage combat gear. Others escaped with bullet wounds as evidenced by bloodstains along their withdrawal route.”
The statement said, the troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, seven AK47 magazines, seven rounds of ammunition and five locally made grenades from the bandits.
“Sadly, while exploiting the withdrawal route of the bandits, three corpses were found by the troops, apparently locals killed by the fleeing bandits.”
The statement said, “In another development, troops of Operation Forest Sanity conducted clearance patrols along the Gwagwada-Chikun-Sarkin Pawa axis, stretching from Chikun LGA to nearby interstate boundary areas.
“According to the report, contact was made with terrorists on a high ground ahead of Kafaiyo. One terrorist was neutralized and an AK-47 rifle recovered.
“Furthermore, two terrorists fled on sighting the troops, leaving behind their motorcycles which were recovered.
“The troops completely dislodged several terrorists’ camps around Kafaiyo, Dafako, Kopi and Gadani.”
Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the feedback with sadness, and sent his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, while praying for the repose of their souls. He said the governor also expressed gratitude to the courageous troops for their resilient efforts and dedication.
The statement advised citizens in the area not to harbour or provide support to suspicious persons seeking medical attention for gunshot injuries, adding that such cases should be reported to the security operations room on the phone lines 09034000060 and 08170189999.
He said aggressive fighting patrols are in progress in the general area, and citizens will be updated on further developments.


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