Nigerian troops have shot dead four suspected bandits in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
This was disclosed in a statement by the State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday.
Aruwan said the four bandits identified as- Alili Bandiro, Dayyabu Bala, Bala Nagwarjo and Sulele Bala were killed in a valley popularly known as ‘Maikwandaraso’ in the area.
He said the bandits were killed by air interdictions and ground offensives when the military came across them at the location. He noted several other bandits had been eliminated with air interdictions and ground offensives.
“Maikwandaraso is close to Karshi village and shares boundaries with the infamous Kawara and Malul forests in the same Igabi LGA, which have been identified as the hub of several armed bandit camps and hideouts.
“Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his satisfaction at the development, and thanked the military for their concerted efforts at ridding the identified areas of armed bandits.
“The governor commended the troops and personnel involved in the successful strikes, and encouraged them to sustain the tempo of operations towards a comprehensive sweep of all hideouts,” Aruwan stated.