Several bandits killed in airstrikes, ambush by soldiers
The troops of ‘Operation Thunder Strike killed four bandits in an ambush in Chikun local government area in Kaduna, said the state government.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a Sunday statement.
“The troops laid an opportunity ambush at Antenna village. The bandits approached the location and eventually sprang the ambush. The troops opened fire as they (bandits) entered the killing range.
“After the engagement, four of the bandits were confirmed dead, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. Three rifles and one axe were recovered from the scene,” said the statement.
Meanwhile, Nigerian troops also launched another attack involving airstrikes killing “several bandits.”
“Several bandits were neutralised during aerial missions conducted over locations in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas.
“According to operational feedback to the Kaduna State government, air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Gwagwada, Chikun, Kuduru, Chukuba, Erina, Kushaka, Dogon Gona, Kusasu, Sarkin Pawa, Kurebe and Falleli around the Kaduna-Niger interstate boundaries,” said Mr. Aruwan.
He added, “About 8km north-east of Kushaka, bandits were sighted crossing a track to flee from the aircraft. They were promptly engaged and neutralised. Ground troops reported calm situations at Sarkin Pawa and Erina.”
The country’s troops also fired rockets at bandits in Birin, killing as many.
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