- Bandits in the north are beginning to meet their waterloo as the Nigerian Army is giving no room for them to reign in the region
- Troops in a well-coordinated operation killed at least four of the criminals in Kaduna on Sunday, March 7
- The soldiers also recovered rifles from the bandits, most of whom were severely injured
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Troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) in the Nigerian Army killed at least four armed bandits in the Chikun local government area of Kaduna state on Sunday, March 7.
The welcome development was announced by Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for Internal security and home affairs, on Sunday, Daily Nigerian News reports.
Aruwan disclosed that organised an ambush operation in the Gwagwada part of the area and recovered three rifles.
The commissioner in a statement noted:
“According to operational feedback from troops of OPTS, intelligence was received on bandits movement from Katika village towards Antenna in Chikun LGA and in response to this, the troops laid an opportunity ambush at Antenna village.
“The bandits approached the location and eventually sprang the ambush. The troops opened fire as they entered the killing range. After the engagement, four of the bandits were confirmed dead, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Three rifles and one axe were recovered from the scene.”
Meanwhile, three local government areas in Kaduna state, Giwa, Chikun and Igabi, had been attacked by deadly bandits.
No fewer than 18 people were killed by the bandits in the affected local government areas. Legit.ng gathered that the Kaduna state, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, February 24.
Earlier, many people lost their lives in Kaduna as a result of a bandit attack. Specifically, the bandits killed 18 villagers at the Kutemeshi community in Kuyello District of Birnin-Gwari local government Area of the state.
Bandits invaded the community around 5.30 pm on Saturday, January 6.
According to reports, the criminal operation lasted for three hours without assistance from security agencies.
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