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Troops Neutralize Bandits In Kaduna

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

Unspecified number of bandits have been neutralized in another coordinated attack by military troops in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State following intelligence report about bandits meeting to embark on deadly attack within the area.

The well planned ground and air strikes by troops of Operation Whirl Punch successfully neutralized several bandits including some of their leaders at an identified meeting point near Bula community within Yadi Forest in Giwa LGA.

A press statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the latest operation by the troops came barely two weeks after same troops previously eliminated bandits kingpin, Buharin Yadi and his gangs in the state.

“According to operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the strike was based on credible intelligence which followed the recent elimination of some bandit kingpins along the Kaduna-Katsina

“The intelligence report had earlier revealed that bandits were to converge at the area for a meeting on a deadly mission within the Yadi Forest general area. Close monitoring followed, and at the agreed time, the bandits were sighted bearing arms and approaching the location on motorcycles.

“Further exploration confirmed the movements and convergence of the bandits in a group of about seven to ten members at a hub in the location.

“Upon verification, the location was struck and scores of the bandits including one Alhaji Kachalla Ragas – an ally and childhood friend of the previously neutralized Buharin Yadi – were confirmed to have been neutralized by the strike.

“Receiving the report, the Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, expressed his satisfaction and warmly commended the security forces for their quick response, diligent efforts and precise execution.”

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