Insecurity: Again, Troops neutralise 9 bandits in Kaduna, women, children rescued

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By: Austine Emmanuel, Kaduna

Troops and Special Forces of the Nigerian Army have neutralised nine bandits in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state, resulting to the rescue of over a dozen women and children.

This was contained in the Kaduna state Thursday security report issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

According to him, the troops engaged the bandits in a fierce battle, having cleared a hideout around Galadimawa forest, where four bandits were engaged and neutralised, thereafter made more gains in several hideouts.

He said, “Troops and Special Forces of the Nigerian Army made further gains in the ongoing offensives as they neutralised a total of nine bandits during fierce battles in some locations in Giwa LGA.

“It was disclosed in feedback to the Kaduna State Government that the troops cleared a bandit camp at a river line around Rafin Sarki and neutralised five bandits in the vicinity, while many others fled.

“In another leg of the fierce encounter, the troops and Special Forces cleared a hideout around Galadimawa forest, where four bandits were engaged and neutralised. More than a dozen kidnapped women and children were rescued by the troops, having been abandoned by their captors.

“On clearing the camp, the combat-ready officers and men recovered five locally made firearms, five rounds of ammunition, four cartridges, a radio and charger, and one military issue jungle hat.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai praised the consistent efforts of the officers and men, and further thanked them for the feats and successful rescue of the victims.

“Offensives in the identified enclaves continue across the State.

“The Kaduna State Government hereby appeals to citizens to continue to volunteer information on bandits, their hideouts as well as their informants and logisticians, via these phone lines: 09034000060 08170189999.”