Troops of the Nigerian military have killed several bandits during aerial missions conducted over locations in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas.
According to operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the 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.
Speaking on the development, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan says in a statement that the troops sighted the bandits about kilometres Northeast of Kushaka, while crossing a track to flee from the aircraft, and were promptly engaged and neutralized.
He also says that another set of bandits were equally killed by troops during a mission conducted at the Birnin Gwari general area.
In another operation, Four bandits were neutralized and several others injured in an ambush operation conducted by troops around Gwagwada community in Chikun local government area.
According to operational feedback from troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS), intelligence was received on bandits movement from Katika village towards Antenna in Chikun LGA.
In response to this, the troops laid an ambush at Antenna village, and succeeded in neutralizing the troops as they approached the location.
After the engagement, four of the bandits were confirmed dead, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. Three rifles and one axe were also recovered from the scene.