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.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who made this known in a statement also said the troops recovered an AK-47 from the bandits.
Aruwan said the troops made contact and pursued the fleeing bandits and two bandits were neutralized 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 neutralized have been identified as Dogo Mallam and Bello Mallam.
“The troops recovered one AK47 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.