Kaduna: Troops neutralize four bandits in Chikun

Four bandits have been neutralized and several others injured in an ambush operation conducted by troops around Gwagwada, Chikun local government area.

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Security and Home , Kaduna State disclosed this in a statement Sunday.

According to operational feedback from troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) intelligence was received on bandits movement from Katika village towards Antenna in Chikun LGA.

In response to this, troops lay an opportunity ambush at Antenna village. bandits approached location and eventually sprang the ambush. The troops opened fire as they entered the killing range.

After engagement, four of bandits were confirmed dead, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. Three rifles and one axe were recovered from scene.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted report with thanks, and commended troops for swift action which led to exercise and the elimination of the four bandits.

Citizens in the area are urged to report any individuals seeking for suspicious injuries by calling the Kaduna State Security Operations Room on 09034000060 or 08170189999.