Troops of the Nigerian Army and the Navy have killed seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso general area of Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this on Friday, said the troops made contact with bandits around Ungwan Rimi village in Kasso, near a river, engaged and subdued after a fierce battle.
According to him, after the fierce battle, seven of the bandits were confirmed killed, adding that there was a high possibility of bandits eliminated or injured.
According to Aruwan, items recovered by the troops included five motorcycles, 153 rounds of ammunition, seven magazines and three mobile phones.
While receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai praised the troops for their doggedness and bravery.