The Nigerian troops attached to the Operation Thunder Strike, OPTS, has killed five bandits around the Anaba general area in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The state commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday, said the troops also rescued nine kidnapped victims in separate operations.
“A military operations update submitted to the Kaduna State Government on Tuesday, reported that troops rescued nine kidnapped citizens from the armed bandits in separate locations of crossing points.
“Several armed bandits also escaped with bullet wounds into Malum Forest in the going onslaught against the criminals, that blocked Kwanar Tsintsiya axis of Kaduna-Zaria in Igabi local government area at the weekend.
“Five of the rescued nine who were rescued in the early hours of Tuesday during debriefing explained how the bandits burnt the corpses of four of their fellow criminals,” the statement added.
The commissioner added that the nine rescued persons had since been handed over to their families.