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Soldiers kill 3 bandits, recover arms, motorcycles in Kaduna

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Soldiers mobilised to Kaduna State to tackle the prevailing banditry under the platform of Operation Whirl Punch has killed three bandits and recovered arms, ammunition and motorcycles.

The soldiers were conducting clearance patrols along the Gonna Rogo-Eka axis of Kajuru Local Government Area of the state when they encountered the bandits and neutralised them.

State Commissioner Overseeing the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this yesterday.

According to Aruwan, two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines and 81 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered from the criminals after a fierce battle.

The statement made available to journalists in Kaduna yesterday said, “Troops conducting clearance patrols neutralised three bandits along Gonna Rogo-Eka axis of Kajuru Local Government Area.

“According to operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the troops conducted special clearance patrols in the area and made contact with bandits. After an exchange of fire, three of the criminals were summarily neutralised.

“The troops searched the immediate vicinity and recovered two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 magazines and 81 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.”

The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, thanked the security forces for the feedback and commended the troops – under the leadership of the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General MLD Saraso – for intensifying efforts to ensure a peaceful Eid celebration for citizens.

“The troops will continue special fighting patrols within the general area and other locations of interest,” he said.

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