Troops of the Nigerian military have killed at least ten bandits during a raid on their hideouts in Kwanan Bataru village, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made this known in a statement released on Monday.
According to Aruwan, the bandits were killed, while others escaped with gunshot injuries after a gun battle with the troops during a military operation in the area.
The commissioner stated that the troops rescued one kidnap victim, Abubakar Usman, from the den of the bandits.
He added that items including several motorcycles, one revolver, mobile phones, torchlights, and some charms were recovered in the camps.
Aruwan, however, appealed to residents of the area to report to security agencies anyone found seeking medical attention for questionable injuries.
In other news, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has revealed that about 30 people were killed during an attack on Goronyo market in Goronyo Local Government Area of the state.
Naija News earlier reported that the insecurity in the North West region of the country took a new twist on Sunday as bandits invaded the weekly market, shooting sporadically and killing several persons during the attack.
Speaking on Monday when the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya paid him a courtesy visit, Tambuwal described the attack as unfortunate.
He said: “Between last night, yesterday evening till this morning, we were greeted with a very dastardly attack in Goronyo local government, particularly Goronyo Township, where scores and tens have lost their lives and still counting. We’re not sure of the figure. But it is 30 something.
The governor noted that the army chief has “come at a very trying moment for the army and the Nigerian nation. We’re faced and bedevilled by many security challenges in our own area here, particularly banditry, kidnapping and other associated crimes.”