Troops neutralize two bandits in Chikun local government area, rescue four kidnapped victims
Troops of Operation Thunder Strike reported that two armed bandits were neutralized at “Five-Thirty” village in Chikun local government area.
In a statement Signed by Samuel Aruwan
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna and made available to journalist revealed that.
According to the report, this followed the attempted kidnap of four women from the village by the armed bandits.
The troops responded to a distress call and mobilized swiftly to the area to engage the bandits. Following a gunfight, the bandits abandoned the captives who were then able to escape.
After the skirmish, the corpses of two bandits were recovered, with the others having escaped with possible gunshot wounds.
One soldier sustained a bullet injury to the face during the exchange, and is recuperating in hospital.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the report with thanks. He commended the troops for the successful interception of the bandits and the rescue of the kidnapped women. He wished the injured soldier a quick recovery.