By HARUNA AHMED, Kaduna –
Nigerian military troops have killed three notorious bamdits who have been terrorising residents of Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday in Kaduna.
Mr. Aruwan said the bandits were killed during a gun duel with the military personnel who were on patrol along the Telele-Sabon Gida road in Chikun LGA.
The troops laid an ambush at a suspected terrorist rallying point on the route and as expected the criminals approached the troops’ position and entered the killing range, after which they were vigorously engaged, the statement said.
It added that the criminals returned fire but were overpowered by the troops after a brief firefight, resulting in the death of three terrorists.
Items recovered from the bandits during the operation included three AK47 rifles, magazines, two motorcycles and two mobile phones.