Troops of Operation Forest Sanity raided bandits’ den around Chikun – Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state, rescuing three victims, all men, and recovering AK-47 rifle, 18 rounds of ammunition and 11 pump action cartridges.
According to a statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan on Wednesday, the troops made contact with and engaged the bandits, who withdrew with gunshot wounds under the superior firepower of the advancing forces.
“Troops of Operation Forest Sanity carried out a raid on a bandits’ hideout, in furtherance of clearance operations in the Kuriga-Manini-Udawa general areas, along the Chikun-Birnin Gwari boundary.
“Acting on credible intelligence, the troops carried out search-and-rescue operations at the hideout located around Ungwan Malam Ali. The troops made contact with the bandits, who withdrew with gunshot wounds under the superior firepower of the advancing forces.
“On raiding the camp, the troops rescued three kidnapped persons, identified as: Luka Ibrahim, Yusuf Jibril and Saminu Abdullahi. The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, 18 rounds of ammunition, and 11 pump action cartridges.
“The Kaduna state government received the operational feedback with satisfaction and commended the troops for another successful round of operations in the area.
“The rescued citizens have been returned to their community. Troops will continue to carry out operations in the general areas. Citizens are urged to immediately report suspicious individuals seeking treatment for gunshot injuries to the Security Operations Room, on the lines 09034000060 and 08170189999.”