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KADUNA: Troops neutralise six bandits in Giwa, recover arms

TROOPS from Operation Forest Sanity and the Defence Headquarters Special Forces have neutralised six bandits during an operation in Kaduna State’s Giwa Local Government Area (LGA).

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major-General Musa Danmadami, revealed this in a statement today that the six bandits were killed in a gun battle yesterday after the Special Forces raided their hideaway at Maidaro village in Giwa LGA.

He went on to say that the troops collected multiple rifles and ammo, and that the bandits’ camps were also destroyed during the clandestine operation.

“In an ensued fire fight, troops neutralized six (6) terrorists and recovered five (5) AK 47 rifles, One Hundred and Ninety Two (192) rounds of 7.62 by 39 mm Special ammunition,” the statement read.

“Also recovered were Seventy Four (74) rounds of 7.62 by 54mm Special, Nine (9) AK 47 rifle magazines, three (3) IEDs, three (3) Baofeng radios, One (1) PKM, three (3) motorcycles amongst other sundry items.

“The military high command commends troops of Operation Forest Sanity and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on terrorist and all criminal activities within their area.”

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