Nigerian army troops have killed four notorious bandits as part of ongoing operations to rout non state actor kidnapping and terrorizing residents of Kaduna State.

This is contained in a statement by the state’s Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan

The statement says following painstaking human intelligence checks, the four notorious bandits were neutralized via air interdictions when the military engaged the bandits at the location, as part of combined ground and air assaults on identified bandit enclaves in a valley popularly known as ‘Maikwandaraso’ in Igabi local government area.

The four notorious bandits are Alili Bandiro, Dayyabu Bala, Bala Nagwarjo
and Sulele Bala.

Several other bandits were eliminated in the same cycle of 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.

According to the statement, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed his satisfaction at the development, and thanked the military for their concerted efforts at ridding the identified areas of armed bandits.

The Governor has also 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.

Adewumi Faniran


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