On Friday, soldiers from Operation Forest Sanity killed ten bandits in three Kaduna State Local Government Areas: Chikun, Birnin-Gwari, and Giwa.
During an ambush patrol in the Chikun/Birnin Gwari general areas, the troops also recovered six motorcycles belonging to the bandits.
Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, made the announcement on Friday.
In the first successful mission, the troops made contact with bandits and killed eight of them while recovering four motorcycles and three mobile phones, according to the commissioner.
He added that the troops also engaged bandits in a second mission and recovered two motorcycles
He said, “In a similar operation, troops neutralized two bandits during clearance patrols along the Sabon Birni-Maidaro-Dogon Dawa-Galadimawa-Kidandan-Fatika axes. The troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, two magazines loaded with 52 rounds, six motorcycles and three mobile phones.
“The troops also dislodged camps around Garke and Galadimawa in Giwa LGA, recovering three Dane guns, two magazines, some military uniforms, and nine motorcycles.”