Troops of the Nigerian Army and the Navy, have killed seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso General area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this on Friday, said the troops made contact with bandits around Ungwan Rimi village in Kasso, near a river, engaged and subdued them after a fierce battle.
He said seven of the bandits were killed, adding that there was a high possibility of more of the bandits eliminated or even injured.
Items recovered by the troops, Aurwan said, included five motorcycles, 153 rounds of ammunition, seven magazines and three mobile phones
He said, “A combined team of troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy have neutralised seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso general area of Chikun LGA.
“Operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government revealed that the troops embarked on the operations, and made contact with bandits around Ungwan Rimi village in Kasso, near a river. The troops promptly engaged and subdued the bandits after an intense gun duel.
“Seven bandits were confirmed neutralised during the operation, with the high possibility of even more eliminated and injured across the river.
“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.”