By Mohammed Tijjani
Troops of Operation Thunder Strike killed two bandits during a night ambush operation along the Gwagwada-Chikun Road in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed this in a statement issued on Saturday.
Aruwan said: “According to operational feedback, the troops set an opportunity ambush along the route in anticipation of bandits’ movement.
“The bandits approached on two motorcycles, and on springing the ambush, returned fire in an attempt to charge through.
“They were however overwhelmed, and two bandits were neutralized by the troops, while the others retreated with gunshot wounds.
He disclosed that after the operation, one motorcycle, one locally made rifle, a mobile phone and some wraps of Indian Hemp were recovered from the scene along with the corpses of the bandits.
The commissioner said Gov. Nasir El-Rufai congratulated the troops for the successful operation, while praising their pro-active disposition.
“Citizens are again urged to report any persons seeking medical attention for suspicious injuries in the general area, to the Kaduna State Security Operations Room, on the emergency lines 09034000060 and 08170189999. “Aruwan said. (NAN)