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Troops raid bandit’s hideout, rescue 3, recover arms, ammunitions in Kaduna – Commissioner

By Gabriel Ewawoche

The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday confirmed the rescue of three persons and recovery of arms and ammunition by troops of Operation Forest Sanity.

Mr Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, in a statement on Wednesday, said the troops raided bandits’ den, around the Chikun-Birnin Gwari boundary and made contact with bandits who withdrew with gunshots wounds.

“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.” He said

He said the troops acted on credible intelligence and carried out search-and-rescue operations at the hideout located around Ungwan Malam Ali where they returned fire for fire but the bandits bowed and some escaped with bullet wounds.

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“On raiding the camp, the troops rescued three kidnapped persons, identified as, Luka Ibrahim, Yusuf Jibril, Saminu Abdullahi,” the statement said

Aruwan said the troops recovered one AK47 rifle, eighteen rounds of ammunition, and eleven pump action cartridges.

He said the Kaduna State Government received the operational feedback with satisfaction and commended the troops for another successful round of operations in the area, adding that the rescued citizens have been returned to their community.

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