In the ongoing campaign of taking the battle to the doorsteps of the bandits, troops of the Nigerian Army Operation Whirl Punch have neutralized two armed bandits in a location several kilometers off the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
According to an operational feedback from the Kaduna state Commissioner for internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the troops acting on credible intelligence, carried out aggressive fighting patrols to Abasiya-Amale area located east of Polewire in Kachia local government where they engaged the bandits in a gun duel.
Aruwan explained that during the fierce battle, the troops overpowered the bandits and subsequently destroyed their hideouts, while still combing the general area to fish out remaining bandits.
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Two corpses of two neutralized bandits were also recovered by the troops inside the forest.
During the operation, the troops also recovered some weapons including an AK-47 rifle, Two magazines carrying 38 rounds of ammunition and a cell phone
According to the commissioner, there are strong indications that some bandits escaped with life threatening injuries and might be seeking medical assistance in the general area. To this end, he warns the locals to refrain from rendering any assistance to questionable elements, and should instead report such matters to security agencies.
In another development, troops of Operation Forest Sanity have rescued two kidnap victims at Rafin Kaura Community during a emergency response operation in Chikun local government area .
According to a feedback from security agencies, the troops responded to reports of an attack around Dende-Buruku Junction along the Damba-Dende-Buruku Road, Chikun LGA, and quickly mobilized to the location where they made contact with bandits at Rafin Kaura.
The bandits fled from the advancing troops, who then rescued two victims who had been kidnapped in transit .