Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralised four bandits during clearance operations in identified bandits’ hideouts around Tsohon Gayan, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement.
In the statement on Sunday in Kaduna, Aruwan said: “The troops made contact and pursued the fleeing bandits, two bandits were neutralized during the engagement while credible human intelligence sources revealed that two others died from gunshot wounds.
“Credible sources in the general area reported that two of the four neutralized bandits have been identified as Dogo Mallam and Bello Mallam.”
According to him, the troops recovered one AK47 rifle, one magazine with 22 rounds of ammunition and a motorcycle.
The Commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai praised the troops for their resilience and courage.
El-Rufai assured that the clearance operations will continue in the general area and other locations.