Troops Kill Five Bandits, Recover Arms In Kaduna

Chimezie Enyiocha  
Updated November 29, 2021
A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria's North-Central region.
A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s north-west region.


Security forces conducting operations against identified bandit enclaves in Kaduna State said they have killed five bandits in two locations spanning Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas of the state.

According to a statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the troops on patrol made contact with bandits around an identified hideout in Birnin Gwari and subsequently engaged the bandits in a gun duel after which two of them were neutralized.

In another raid on a bandits’ camp around Idasu in Giwa LGA, security forces engaged the criminals and after a gun battle, three of them were also killed by the troops.

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Aruwan further explained that across both locations, two AK-47 rifles, one pump action rifle, and three motorcycles were recovered from the operations, and are in the custody of the Military.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says he has received the reports with satisfaction.

The governor thanked the security forces for conducting sharp and effective missions. He urged them to sustain their efforts towards dismantling identified criminal enclaves.