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Army kill 5 bandits, rescue 9 victims in Kaduna

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By Ismail Auwal

  • 39 passengers rescued in Sokoto

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed five bandits during an operation around Anaba community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Kaduna State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, has confirmed this report in a statement on Tuesday.

Mr. Aruwan stated that the troops have also rescued nine kidnapped people from the bandits in separate locations within crossing points.

According to the statement, several bandits have escaped with bullet wounds into Malum Forest in the ongoing onslaught against the criminals that blocked Kwanar Tsintsiya axis of Kaduna-Zaria road, Igabi LGA, during the weekend.

He noted that during debriefing, five of the victims who were rescued in the early hours of Tuesday had explained how the bandits burnt corpses of four of their gang members shot by the army during the rescue operation.

In his reaction, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commended the troops for their resilience and bravery in their various operations within Kaduna and its environs.

The latest rescue operation was carried out a day after an earlier one, during which troops of the 4 Battalion of the Nigerian Army killed a bandit who attempted to abduct some travellers at Kwanar Tsintsiya axis of the Kaduna-Zaria road.

In another development, the troops of Nigerian army had rescued 39 people who were kidnapped by the bandits while travelling from Sokoto to Onitsha, Anambra State.

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