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‘Scores of bandits’ killed, guns recovered as troops raid hideout in Kaduna

‘Scores of bandits’ killed, guns recovered as troops raid hideout in Kaduna
August 13
23:26 2022

Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly killed scores of bandits, following a raid on a hideout in Chikun LGA of Kaduna state.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs, the troops also recovered weapons and motorcycles.

He said the operation was carried out in a joint exercise by ground and air troops, adding that the Kaduna government commended the security operatives on their performance.

“Security forces recorded a major success in ongoing operations against terrorists, as scores of bandits were neutralised by ground troops and air assets during an operation in Galbi, Chikun local government area,” the statement reads.

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“This was conveyed in an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government from the security agencies.

“According to the feedback, troops of the Operation Forest Sanity supported by assets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted clearance operations on an identified terrorist enclave in Galbi general area.

“During their advance, the security forces crossed River Kaduna and ran into stiff resistance from the insurgents.

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“After a fierce firefight, scores of terrorists were confirmed neutralised as the military forces prevailed.

“Two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK-47 rifles and seven motorcycles were recovered from the enclave of the neutralised bandits.

“The Kaduna State Government expressed excitement at the feedback, and praised the troops for their tenacity in this significant victory against the enemy forces.

“The Government thanked the troops, air force crews, police personnel, intelligence operatives, and local vigilante members who contributed to the success of the mission. The Government urged the security forces to increase the momentum and vanquish the terrorists for good.”

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Aruwan also said clearance operations would continue in the area, and urged residents to come forward with credible information to support the efforts of security agencies.

“Citizens may also contact the Kaduna State Security Operations on 09034000060 or 08170189999,” he added.

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