Six Killed As Troops Confront Bandits In Northern Nigeria

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No fewer than six suspected bandits were neutralized in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State in a recent operation by the troops of the Nigerian Army.

It was gathered that the 1 Division Nigerian Army gave details of the operation in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna by the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations for the Division, Lt-Col. Musa Yahaya.

According to Yahaya, the operation was carried out on November 16 by 1 Division troops and Operation Whirl Punch, following reliable intelligence.

The troops, he said, conducted an offensive clearance operation in several areas within Birnin Gwari LGA, including Sabon-Birni, Dogon Dawa, Saulawa, Maidaro-Ngede Allah, and Kidenda.

During the operation, six bandits were neutralized, and various weapons and items were recovered, including two AK-47 rifles, four AK-47 rifle magazines, 14 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 40 pairs of bandits uniforms, and nine motorcycles.