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Troops Neutralize Notorious Bandit, Recover Weapons, Others In Kaduna


The Kaduna State government has confirmed that a notorious bandit terrorising Kidunu general area around Eastern By-Pass, Chikun local government area was neutralised.

Two AK-47 rifles, charms and amulets, a mobile phone and two motorcycles were recovered from him by security forces.

Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs said security forces within the last 48 hours intercepted some bandits and gun runners at Kidunu general area around Eastern By-Pass, Chikun local government area.

He explained, “After an exchange of fire, one bandit was neutralized, he was later confirmed to be a notorious bandit terrorizing the area. Two AK-47 rifles were recovered, along with charms and amulets, a mobile phone and two motorcycles.”

He said the state government’s attention has been drawn to a circulated intelligence extract highlighting a plan by armed bandits to attack Kaduna and environs and appealed for the continued vigilance of all citizens as the state continues to confront security challenges.

The state government informed citizens that it is constantly engaging with the security agencies, assisting with collaborative efforts, and supporting them with logistics and effective coordination of intelligence gathering and response with a view to bringing the menace to its logical conclusion.

It also assured all residents that security agencies would continue to monitor the situation with optimal alertness and appropriate urgency with the hope to expose and collaborate with security forces to curb insecurity in the state.

Residents, according to the statement, are encouraged to maintain vigilance and go about their normal activities as action agencies work assiduously to eliminate threats of any kind in any part of the state.

It stated that the security operations room is open 24 hours a day to receive information on suspicious activity or threats across the state, on the phone lines 09034000060 and 08170189999.

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