Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralized eight bandits and seized six motorcycles during ambush patrols in the Chikun/Birnin Gwari general areas of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in
According to feedback to the government, the troops set up ambush positions at bandits’ crossing points in the Buruku/Birnin Gwari areas.
The troops thus made contact with bandits, and neutralized eight, while recovering four motorcycles and three mobile phones in the first successful mission, the statement said.
The troops then engaged bandits in a second mission and recovered two motorcycles. Pictures attached.
In a similar operation, troops neutralized two bandits during clearance patrols along the Sabon Birni-Maidaro-Dogon Dawa-Galadimawa-Kidandan-Fatika axes. The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, two magazines loaded with 52 rounds, six motorcycles and three mobile phones.
The troops also dislodged camps around Garke and Galadimawa in Giwa LGA, recovering three Dane guns, two magazines, some military uniforms and nine motorcycles.
According to the statement, Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with gratitude, and commended the troops’ stealth, bravery and resilience in the successful operations.