HomeNewsWAR AGAINST INSECURITY: Troops kill 9 bandits in Kaduna-Abuja Road

WAR AGAINST INSECURITY: Troops kill 9 bandits in Kaduna-Abuja Road

Troops in Kaduna state have killed 9 armed bandits following a firefight that began on Monday night all through the early hours of Tuesday.

The Kaduna State Government was informed of the development by the military securing the Kaduna-Abuja Road general area.

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State,  on Tuesday that the troops acted on intelligence that the bandits were attempting to cross over from the eastern part of the Kaduna-Abuja road to the western part, with a large herd of rustled cattle.

He said the herders whose cattle had been rustled from the eastern part of the route alerted the military for immediate action.

“An ambush was successfully laid by the troops, as the bandits walked into the killing zone and were welcomed with a hail of bullets.”

“After the firefight, a search of the area yielded the following: One empty magazine, one set of complete army camouflage ,one set of desert boots,7 blankets ,2 Tecno Mobile phones ,one caftan outfit and ropes for tying cattle.”

“At first light this morning, a further search revealed the corpse of one bandit, 16 dead cows and three wounded cows. ”

“Furthermore, seven more bandits died from ferocious gunshot wounds sustained in the ambush, as their bodies were mutilated.”

“Troops, as of the time of this update, are still conducting vigorous search patrols in the general area. ” “In a separate feedback, troops and police this morning foiled another attempt by bandits to cross the Kaduna-Abuja highway with rustled cattle, this time around the Greenfield University.”

“The troops, guided by some local volunteers who pointed them in the direction of the bandits’ movement, engaged the criminals in a firefight. Sadly one of the local volunteers lost his life. “One bandit’s corpse was found, along with several rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.”

Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on receiving the feedback congratulated the security agencies on the successful operations, and urged them to sustain the tempo in the ongoing offensives against bandits.

He sent his condolences to the family of the volunteer who lost his life, and prayed for the repose of his soul.

The Governor also appealed to locals to always raise alarm in all cases and not only when they are directly affected, as banditry ultimately affects everyone.

Locals in villages around Jakada-darabi, Gwanto, Kasarami, Kankomi, Chikwari and neighboring locations in Chikun and Kajuru local government areas were enjoined to report any person found seeking medical attention for suspicious wounds.

Credit: Vanguard News Nigeria


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