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Bandits fell into troops’ ambush in Kaduna; two killed, many shot: Official 

Mr Aruwan said the troops repelled the bandits around Fondisho general area, along the Kaduna-Zaria road in Igabi local government.

• September 7, 2022
Soldiers and bandits
A composite of armed bandits and soldiers used to illustrate the story

The Kaduna State government, said troops of the Nigerian Army have frustrated some bandits along Kaduna-Zaria road and neutralised two of them.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Mr Aruwan said the troops repelled the bandits around Fondisho general area, along the Kaduna-Zaria road in Igabi local government.

He added that operational feedback to the Kaduna State government revealed that the troops responded quickly to credible intelligence and set up an ambush position at the location.

“On entering the area, the bandits sprang the ambush and came under intense fire as they were stoutly repelled by the troops, two of the criminals were thus neutralised,” Mr Aruwan said.

The commissioner said the state government praised the troops for their swiftness in responding to the intelligence report.

“The government conveyed its appreciation to the troops and other security forces, while encouraging them to sustain the determined efforts to rout all criminal elements.

“Since many of the bandits escaped with gunshot wounds, the government hereby appeals to communities in the general area to report any questionable persons seeking medical attention.

“The security operations room can be reached on 09034000060 and 08170189999,” Mr Aruwan said.

(NAN)

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