Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralized ten bandits and destroyed camps across Chikun, Birnin Gwari and Giwa Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, December 23, 2022.
According to him, troops neutralized eight bandits and seized six motorcycles during ambush patrols in the Chikun/Birnin Gwari general areas.
“The troops set up ambush positions at bandits’ crossing points in the Buruku/Birnin Gwari areas,” the statement read.
“The troops thus made contact with bandits, and neutralized eight, while recovering four motorcycles and three mobile phones in the first successful mission.
“The troops then engaged bandits in a second mission and recovered two motorcycles,”
In a similar operation, troops neutralized two bandits during clearance patrols along the Sabon Birni-Maidaro-Dogon Dawa-Galadimawa-Kidandan-Fatika axes
The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, two magazines loaded with 52 rounds, six motorcycles and three mobile phones.
The troops also dislodged camps around Garke and Galadimawa in Giwa LGA, recovering three Dane guns, two magazines, some military uniforms and nine motorcycles.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with gratitude, and commended the troops’ stealth, bravery and resilience in the successful operations.