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Scores of bandits have been neutralized by ground troops and air assets during an operation in Galbi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The State Commissioner for Internal and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday.
According to him, troops of the ‘Operation Forest Sanity’ supported by assets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted clearance operations on an identified terrorist enclave in Galbi general area.
He said during their advance, the security forces crossed River Kaduna and ran into stiff resistance from the insurgents.
“After a fierce firefight, scores of terrorists were confirmed neutralized as the military forces prevailed. Two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK47 rifles and seven motorcycles were recovered from the enclave of the neutralized bandits,” he said.
He said the state government praised the troops for their tenacity in this significant victory against the enemy forces and thanked the troops, air force crews, police personnel, intelligence operatives, and local vigilante members who contributed to the success of the mission.
Aruwan further urged the security forces to increase the momentum and vanquish the terrorists for good, adding that troops will continue clearance operations in the general area, and other identified areas of interest across the state.
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