By Salim Yunusa

Four notorious bandits have been neutralised in a valley popularly known as Maikwandaraso in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The development was disclosed in a security update on Sunday by Samuel Aruwan Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.

According to him, the four identified bandits were neutralised via air interdictions when the military engaged the bandits at the location, as part of combined ground and air assaults on identified bandit enclaves.

The bandits neutralised were identified as Alili Bandiro, Dayyabu Bala, Bala Nagwarjo and Sulele Bala.

The commissioner said several other bandits were eliminated in the same cycle of air interdictions and ground offensives.

He said Maikwandaraso is close to Karshi village, and shares boundaries with the infamous Kawara and Malul forests in the same Igabi LGA, which have been identified as the hub of several armed bandit camps and hideouts.

“Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his satisfaction at the development, and thanked the military for their concerted efforts at ridding the identified areas of armed bandits.

“The Governor commended the troops and personnel involved in the successful strikes, and encouraged them to sustain the tempo of operations towards a comprehensive sweep of all hideouts,” Aruwan added

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