Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have discovered two unidentified female victims killed by bandits and also rescued three kidnapped victims from Chikun forest in Kaduna State.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the troops also destroyed several bandit camps during the operations.
He said the feedback to the Kaduna State government revealed that the troops engaged the bandits around Kwanti, Chikun LGA.
“As the bandits fled into the forest, they left behind four motorcycles recovered by the troops. The troops burnt down the dozens of camps in sight.
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“Upon scouring the area, the troops found two male kidnapped victims, identified as Muntaka Abubakar and Nwabueze John. Another kidnapped victim, 85-year-old Tabawa Laraba, was rescued by the troops in Kuzo general area.
“The troops discovered two unidentified female victims killed by bandits,” he said.
He said the corpses were evacuated while the rescued victims were reunited with their families after first aid was administered to one of them who was nursing an injury.
He said the troops extended fighting patrols to Abrom, Gabachuwa, and Kujeni forest areas spanning Kajuru, Chikun, and Kachia LGAs.