Troops Kill 9 Bandits Along Kaduna-Abuja Road

Kaduna State Government yesterday said personnel of the Nigerian Army killed nine armed bandits during a firefight late Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, said troops, acting on intelligence, laid ambush and killed the bandits in a gun duel.

He said a search of the area after the firefight revealed that eight bandits were killed and their bodies recovered.

In a separate feedback, Aruwan said Army and Police officers also foiled another attempt by bandits to cross the Kaduna-Abuja highway with rustled cattle around Greenfield University.

He added that the troops engaged the criminals in a firefight and killed one bandit.

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