Troops of the Nigerian Military have killed several bandits during various operations in the camps of the bandits in four local government areas of Kaduna state, the state government said on Thursday. The latest success is coming just one day after the Army deployed 300 female soldiers to the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
According to a statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, air platforms of the Nigerian Air force carried out several armed missions across identified locations spanning Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, and Chikun local government areas. According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, areas covered were Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, Buruku, Ungwar Yako, Udawa, Polewire, Crossing Point, Gagafada, Kugu, Kampani Doka, Gwaska, Goron Dutse, and adjoining settlements.
He says that during the operations, Bandits were spotted with cattle about 9km north of Gidan Audu, and were duly neutralized, and was also the same situation in the southwest of the same location where other bandits were killed. More bandits according to the Commissioner were similarly sighted at Gbakopai and were also neutralized, while at the foot of a high ground west of the village, more bandits with cattle were sighted and engaged.