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Troops kill ‘six bandits, arrest three informants’ in Kaduna

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Troops of 1 division of the Nigerian Army and operation Whirl Punch have killed six bandits and arrested three suspected informants in Giwa LGA, Kaduna.

In a statement on Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, overseeing commissioner in the ministry of internal security and home affairs, said the troops acted on credible intelligence to neutralise the bandits.

“The troops set up an initial position at Sabon Sara village, where it was discovered that insurgents had abandoned a herd of rustled cattle as they hastily escaped from the location,” the statement reads.

“The troops then sighted insurgents at the market square of Galadimawa. A swift exchange of fire resulted in six insurgents being neutralized by the troops.

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“A further search of the market area led to the arrest by the troops of three suspected collaborators and informants believed to have been offering logistic assistance to the criminal elements.”

Arunwan added that two motorcycles and four mobile phones were also recovered during the operation.

He said Uba Sani, governor of Kaduna, commended the troops while calling for a thorough investigation to smoke out the rest of the bandits.

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Arunwan urged residents to always assist the troops with timely information to curtail insecurity in the state.

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