Four notorious bandits have been killed by security forces in the ongoing operations against bandits in Kaduna state.
Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said the bandits were killed in a valley popularly known as ‘Maikwandaraso’ in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
The statement said, “following the ongoing military operations against armed bandits, and painstaking human intelligence checks, it has been confirmed that four notorious bandits were neutralized in a valley popularly known as ‘Maikwandaraso’ Local Government Area.”
Aruwan said the four identified bandits were neutralized via air interdictions when the military engaged the bandits at the location, as part of combined ground and air assaults on identified bandit enclaves.
According to him, the bandits neutralized were identified as Alili Bandiro, Dayyabu Bala, Bala Nagwarjo and Sulele Bala.
The statement added that several other bandits were eliminated in the same cycle of air interdictions and ground offensives.
“Maikwandaraso is close to Karshi village, and shares boundaries with the infamous Kawara and Malul forests in the same Igabi LGA, which have been identified as the hub of several armed bandit camps and hideouts”, the statement said.
The commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai while receiving the report of the operations expressed satisfaction at the development, and thanked the military for their concerted efforts at ridding the identified areas of armed bandits.
“The governor commended the troops and personnel involved in the successful strikes, and encouraged them to sustain the tempo of operations towards a comprehensive sweep of all hideouts.”
John Shiklam in Kaduna