The troops and special forces of the Nigerian Army have neutralized 11 bandits in a fierce battle in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, who confirmed the killing in a statement on Sunday, said the feedback received indicated that the troops advanced to several identified locations in Bagoma, Rema, Bugai, Dagara, Sabon Layi, Gagumi, Kakangi, Katakaki and Randagi and cleared the bandits’ camps.
He said during the operations, the troops came in contact with bandits at Kakangi and Katakaki, where a fierce gun battle ensued, and bandits were subdued by the troops’ aggressive firepower, adding that 11 bandits were confirmed neutralized, as others fled.
He said the troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, two AK-47 magazines and 57 rounds of ammunition. Six motorcycles belonging to the bandits were destroyed during the encounter.
He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed satisfaction with the success recorded.