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Nigeria military neutralises armed bandits in Kaduna villages



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The Nigerian Military said some dangerous armed bandits whose operations revolves around Mashigi Galbi Damba and Kabarasha villages in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been neutralises.  

The military authorities said,  it was made possible by the joint clearance operation involving troops of Operations Thunder Strike and Whirl Punch with air support component of the Nigeria Airforce. 

In a statement by Major General John Enenche which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Abuja, it revealed that the operation against the criminal elements was conducted on 7th May,  2020.

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“In continuation of operations to rid Kaduna State of armed bandits and other criminal elements, the Armed Forces of Nigeria, on 7 May 2020, conducted a joint clearance operation.

“In involves troops from Operations THUNDER STRIKE and WHIRL PUNCH with air support from the Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI, at suspected bandits’ hideouts around Mashigi Galbi, Damba Community and Kabarasha Villlages all in Gwagwada District of Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State.  

“During the operation Seventeen armed bandits were neutralized, while several others escaped with gun shot wounds. 

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Enenche explained that three houses and a Church building were partially damaged during the pursuit of criminal elements at Kabarasha village without human 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. Few people, who initially fled the area due to fear of bandits’ reprisal attack, have all returned to the Community. 

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“The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria hereby reassure the general public that it will continue to work assiduously to restore peace and security to the North West.

“It equally thanks the general public for their support and cooperation, while encouraging them to continue to provide credible information that will facilitate the operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria”, the statement concluded. 


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