Troops of the Nigerian Army has recovered two dead bodies suspected to have been killed by bandits, the Kaduna State Government revealed on Wednesday.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State in a statement on Wednesday, also confirmed that the troops equally rescued three kidnapped persons and destroyed bandits’ camps in Chikun-Kachia-Kajuru forests.
According to him, the operational feedback from the Army, indicated that the troops engaged bandits around Kwanti, Chikun LGA, adding that as the bandits fled into the forest, they left behind four motorcycles which were recovered by the troops.
He said the troops found two male kidnapped victims, identified as Muntaka Abubakar and Nwabueze John, adding that they also discovered and evacuated corpses of two unidentified female victims who had been killed by the bandits.
He said the rescued victims were reunited with their families, after first aid was administered on one of them who was injured.
He added that a victim, 85-year-old Tabawa Laraba, was rescued by the troops in Kuzo general area, and was examined and debriefed before being reunited with her family.
“The troops extended fighting patrols to Abrom, Gabachuwa and Kujeni forest areas spanning Kajuru, Chikun and Kachia LGAs,” he confirmed.
He said as the troops advanced further, they engaged bandits who fled into bush, dislodged their camps, and recovered two damaged AK-47 rifles along with three mobile phones, some military uniforms and materials for making explosives.