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Nigerian Troops kills 17 bandits in Kaduna- DHQ


The Defence Headquarters says 17 bandits in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State have been killed by troops of Operations Thunder Strike and Whirl Punch in conjunction with the Air Component of Operation Gama Aiki,
This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche in Abuja.
Enenche said that several other bandits escaped with gun shot wounds in the joint operation that was conducted on May 7 at suspected bandits’ hideouts around Mashigi Galbi, Damba Community and Kabarasha Villlages in Gwagwada District.
He said the operation was in continuation of efforts of the armed forces of Nigeria to rid Kaduna state of bandits and other criminal elements.
According to him, in the course of pursuing the bandits, three empty houses and a Church building were partially damaged at Kabarasha village but there was no civilian casualty.

Enenche expressed the regret of the military over the incident, adding that a panel had been set up to investigate the occurrence in liaison with the State Government.
He added that the buildings had been identified with a view to providing adequate compensation to the owners, adding that normalcy had been restored to the areas.
According to him, few people, who initially fled the area due to fear of bandits’ reprisal attack, have all returned to the community.

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