Troops of Operation Thunder Strike, on Tuesday, killed two suspected bandits during an attack on a camp of some bandits in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The development was revealed in a statement released by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday.
Aruwan noted that some bandits escaped with life-threatening injuries during the ongoing operations covering five local government areas of Kaduna Central Senatorial District.
He added that the troops also carried out a search and rescue mission during the operation.
“Troops under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) and 1 Division Nigerian Army, have neutralised two bandits in the Buruku general area of Chikun LGA.”
“According to the report, the troops conducted search-and-rescue operations around the Buruku forest, precisely in Rima village, Chikun LGA.”
“Contact with bandits was made around Buruku village. A firefight ensued, during which two bandits were neutralised.”
“Several bandit camps were also cleared and destroyed during the operation,” he said.
In another development, the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has restored power supply to Maiduguri, the Borno capital, and other areas in the state.
Recall that Boko Haram terrorists had reportedly destroyed some power stations and transmission lines, cutting Maiduguri from the national grid for two months.