Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have killed three bandits and rescued 16 people during operations on the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road and a location in Igabi LGA.
Daily Trust gathered that the troops responded to a distress call along the Udawa-Manini axis of the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road to engage the bandits.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement said after foiling the attack, the troops took some victims who sustained injuries to hospital for treatment.
He said the troops responded to a distress call from Gonan Doctor Village in Igabi LGA and laid an ambush at a likely crossing point in Maraban Huda village.
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“The troops engaged the approaching bandits and neutralised two. The troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, one pump action gun, one improvised explosive device, one Baofeng radio, and 10 motorcycles,” he said.