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Troops kill 7 bandits in Kaduna

A team of troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy has neutralized 7 bandits in the Kasso general area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna.

The commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the development in a statement released on Friday, February 17, 2023.

The statement revealed that the informational feedback to the state government disclosed that the troops had an encounter with bandits around Ungwan Rimi village in Kasso, close to a river.

The troops engaged the bandits in gun battle and were able to overpower them.

“Seven bandits were confirmed neutralized during the operation, with the high possibility of even more eliminated and injured across the river,” the statement declared.

“The troops recovered five motorcycles, 153 rounds of ammunition, seven magazines and three mobile phones during the operations.

“Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai praised the troops for their doggedness and bravery.

“The Governor commends the leadership of Maj-Gen TA Lagbaja, GOC One Division, and Cdre ME Ejumabone, Commandant of Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, in the successful operation.

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