Troops on Sunday repelled an assault by dozens of bandits at Kankomi in Chikun native authorities space of Kaduna state killing one, however the others escaped and killed three folks on the best way.
Kaduna state commissioner for Inside Safety and Residence Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who made this identified on Sunday mentioned troops of Operation Forest Sanity whereas conducting clearance patrols alongside the Gwagwada -Chikun- Sarkin Pawa axis, accosted some bandits and killed one in a gun duel.
“Troops of the Nigerian Military within the early hours of at present at Kankomi, Chikun LGA, repelled an assault by dozens of bandits and subsequently neutralized one of many attackers, whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds. The Kaduna state authorities was knowledgeable of the event in suggestions which captured the bravery exhibited by the troops in overpowering the bandits.
“The attackers made an try and infiltrate the placement housing the troops. The vigilant troops in response engaged them in a fierce gun duel which lasted for over an hour. This resulted within the elimination of one of many terrorists, who was sporting army camouflage fight gear. Others escaped with bullet wounds as evidenced by bloodstains alongside their withdrawal route.
“The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, seven AK-47 magazines, seven rounds of ammunition and 5 domestically made grenades from the bandits. Sadly, whereas exploiting the withdrawal route of the bandits, three corpses have been discovered by the troops, apparently locals killed by the fleeing bandits.
In one other improvement, troops of Operation Forest Sanity performed clearance patrols alongside the Gwagwada – Chikun – Sarkin Pawa axis, stretching from Chikun LGA to close by interstate boundary areas. Based on the report, contact was made with terrorists on a excessive floor forward of Kafaiyo.
“One terrorist was neutralised, and an AK-47 rifle recovered. Two terrorists fled on sighting the troops, abandoning their bikes which have been recovered. The troops utterly dislodged a number of terrorists’ camps round Kafaiyo, Dafako, Kopi and Gadani.
“The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir el-Rufai obtained the suggestions with unhappiness, and despatched his deepest condolences to the households of the victims, whereas praying for the repose of their souls. The Governor expressed gratitude to the brave troops for his or her resilient efforts and dedication.
“In the meantime, residents within the space are suggested to not harbour or present assist to suspicious individuals looking for medical consideration for gunshot accidents. Such instances ought to be reported to the safety operations room on the cellphone strains 09034000060 and 08170189999. Aggressive combating patrols are in progress within the normal space, and residents will probably be up to date on additional developments,” Aruwan added.