Four bandits have been neutralized and several others injured in an ambush operation conducted by troops around Gwagwada in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.
According to operational feedback from troops of “Operation Thunder Strike” (OPTS), intelligence was received on bandits’ movement from Katika village towards Antenna in Chikun LGA.
The troops, in response to this, laid an opportunity ambush at Antenna village, and sprang upon the bandits as they approached the location, opening fire as they entered the killing range.
After the engagement, four of the bandits were confirmed dead, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
Recovered from the scene were three rifles and one axe.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai, upon receiving the report, commended the troops for swift action which led to the successful exercise and the elimination of the four bandits.
Citizens in the area have been urged to report any individuals seeking treatment for suspicious injuries by calling the Kaduna State Security Operations Room on 09034000060 or 08170189999.