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17 bandits neutralised in Kaduna

Nigerian Army says 17 bandits have been killed by its troops during a clearance operation in Damba and Kabarasha villages in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Operation according to a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, was conducted by troops of Thunder Strike and Whirl Punch with air support from the Air Component of Operation Gama Aiki, at the bandits’ hideouts.

However in the course of pursuing the bandits according to the statement, 3 houses and a Church were partially destroyed.

The statement hinted further that the affected buildings have been identified, adding that adequate compensations will be paid to the owners.

It added that, “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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