By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
Troops of the Nigerian Army repelled armed bandits around the Fondisho general area, along Kaduna-Zaria road in Igabi local government area of the state.
In an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, it was revealed that the troops, responded quickly to credible intelligence.
This is according to a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
According to the Commissioner, the troops who responded to an intelligence report set up an ambush position at the location to frustrate the bandits.
“On entering the area, the bandits sprang the ambush and came under intense fire as they were stoutly repelled by the troops. Two of the criminals were thus neutralized.
“The Kaduna State Government received the feedback with satisfaction, and praised the troops for their swiftness in responding to intelligence reports.
“The Government conveyed its appreciation to the troops and other security forces, while encouraging them to sustain the determined efforts to rout all criminal elements,” the statement explained.
The statement further explained that many of the bandits escaped with gunshot wounds, and the Government hereby appeals to communities in the general area to report any questionable persons seeking medical attention.
The Kaduna state government however assured that Armed patrols will continue in the general area.