Troops neutralise 7 bandits, recover arms ammunition

The Kaduna State Government on Friday said a combined team of troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy neutralised seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso general area of Chikun LGA.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, said the government received operational feedback from the troops, after they made contact with bandits around Ungwan Rimi village in Kasso, near a river, and promptly engaged and subdued the bandits after an intense gun duel.

The statement further said during the encounter, seven bandits were confirmed neutralized, adding that several others escaped with bullet wounds.

According to him, the troops recovered five motorcycles, 153 rounds of ammunition, seven magazines and three mobile phones during the operations.

Aruwan disclosed that Governor Nasir El-Rufai praised the troops for their doggedness and bravery, and further commended the leadership of Maj Gen T.A. Lagbaja, GOC One Division, and Cdre M.E. Ejumabone, Commandant of Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, for the successful operation.

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