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Troops neutralise three bandits, arrest two informants in Kaduna

Nigerian Navy troops neutralised three bandits and arrested two informants after repelling an attack on Wakwodna community, near Kasso village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this on Wednesday, May 19, said the troops stationed at the Kujama Checkpoint responded to reports of an attack on Wakwodna village, and swiftly deployed for intervention.

The bandits fled into surrounding bushes on sighting the troops, and abandoned some rustled cattle, which were rounded up and returned to their rightful owners.

The troops engaged the bandits just before Kaso village, and in the gunfight, three bandits were neutralised. Two locals who were injured in the exchange, were evacuated for medical attention.

“During the operation, the troops arrested a suspected bandits informant, Kapido Halilu, and a logistics supplier, Umar Maipashi. Food and medical supplies meant for the bandits were confiscated. The suspects were taken into custody for further investigation,” the Commissioner stated.

Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai commended the Nigerian Navy troops for their swift response in Wakwodna, and the successful operations.

El-Rufai also wished the injured citizens a quick recovery.

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