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Troops Raid Bandits’ Hideouts In Kaduna, Kill 17

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says troops have killed 17 bandits in a raid on their hideouts in Kaduna State.

Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Main Normal John Enenche, confirmed this in an announcement on Sunday.

He defined that the bandits have been killed in a joint clearance operation involving troops of Operations Thunder Strike and Whirl Punch, with air help from the Air Element of Operation Gama Aiki.

Main Normal Enenche added that another bandits escaped with gunshot wounds within the operation performed round Mashigi Galbi, Damba neighborhood, and Kabarasha villages, all in Gwagwada District of Chikun Native Authorities Space of the state.

He, nevertheless, famous that three empty homes and a church constructing have been partially broken at Kabarasha village whereas pursuing the bandits.

“There was no civilian casualty. The Armed Forces of Nigeria regrets this unfortunate incident and a panel has been set up to investigate the occurrence in liaison with the Kaduna State Government,” mentioned the DHQ spokesman.

He added, “The buildings have been identified with a view to providing adequate compensation to the owners.”

In the meantime, calm has been restored to the realm and some individuals who initially fled the realm as a consequence of worry of reprisal by bandits have been mentioned to have returned to the neighborhood.

Enenche assured the residents that the Excessive Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria would proceed to work tirelessly to revive peace and safety to the North West.

He additionally thanked them for his or her help and cooperation and inspired them to proceed to supply credible info that will facilitate the operations of the navy.

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