Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralised four bandits during clearance operations in identified hideouts around Tsohon Gayan, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
A statement signed on Sunday by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said the troops recovered a rifle and a motorcycle.
“In operational feedback to the Kaduna state government, the troops made contact and pursued the fleeing bandits. Two bandits were neutralised during the engagement, while credible human intelligence sources revealed that two others died from gunshot wounds.
“Credible sources in the general area reported that two of the four neutralised have been identified as Dogo Mallam and Bello Mallam.
“The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, one magazine with 22 rounds of ammunition and one motorcycle.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed satisfaction at the report, and praised the troops for their resilience and courage in the latest success.
“Clearance operations will continue in the general area and other locations,” Aruwan said.