Troops Kill 6 Bandits In Birnin Gwari

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Troops of Sector 4 Operation Whirl Punch and 198 Special Forces Battalion OF THE Nigerian Army have killed six terrorists during clearance operations in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State.

The Kaduna State government said the troops conducted special operations in Birnin Gwari in response to precise intelligence on terrorist activities in the area.

Overseeing commissioner, ministry of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement said the troops began their mission by successfully clearing hot spots at Maidaro, Ngade Alha, Dogon Dawa, Damari, Saulawa, Farin Ruwa, Maganda, Sabon Layi and Kampanin Doka villages.

“On arriving at Saulawa, contact was made with the bandits, and two of the criminals were swiftly neutralized by the troops during the engagement. One motorcycle and a Baofeng Radio Set were recovered.  The troops made further contact with bandits at Farin Ruwa, where four enemy fighters were neutralized in the ensuing firefight”

 

“The troops cleared the area and recovered the following items: One GPMG, two AK47 rifles, six AK47 magazines, one FN rifle magazine, twenty-two rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, fifty-one rounds of 7.62 special ammunition, one motorcycle,” he said.

 

Governor Uba Sani hailed the troops – led by Major General MLD Saraso  for the remarkable outing and notable breakthrough against banditry.  “Citizens are encouraged to render useful information to the government through Kaduna State’s Security Operations Room via the phone lines 09034000060 and 08170189999” the statement said.

 

 

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