A development confirmed in a statement a few hours ago to newsmen by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, not less than seventeen bandits have been killed in a recent attack by the troops of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna State.
The General disclosed on Sunday, May 10, that the bandits were killed in their hideouts in Kaduna State, noting that though some of them escaped the attack with bullet wounds.
Enenche reveals that the success was recorded with the help of a joint clearance operation which involves troops of Operations Thunder Strike and Whirl Punch, with air support from the Air Component of Operation Gama Aiki.
Naija News understands that the operations were carried out on different locations which include Mashigi Galbi, Damba community, and Kabarasha villages, all in Gwagwada District of Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Enenche, noted that three empty houses and a church building located at the Kabarasha village were destroyed during the operation.
He said, “There was no civilian casualty. The armed forces of Nigeria regrets this unfortunate incident and a panel has been set up to investigate the occurrence in liaison with the Kaduna State Government.
“The buildings have been identified with a view to providing adequate compensation to the owners.
“Meanwhile, calm has been restored to the area and a few people who initially fled the area due to fear of reprisal by the bandits were said to have returned to the community.
“The High command of the armed forces of Nigeria hereby reassure the general public that it would continue to work tirelessly to restore peace and security to the North West.”
General Enenche, however, expressed gratitude to the general public for their cooperation, urging them to please keep up in providing them with credible information that would lead to the success of their fight against bandits and every attack of the terrorist in the country.
In another report earlier, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced a two-day relaxation of the lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas.