Two bandits were killed in the Buruku axis of Chikun Local Government Area by soldiers from Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) and the Nigerian Army's 1 Division.
Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said some of the robbers escaped with life-threatening injuries.
The criminals were caught up in the ongoing operations against bandits in Kaduna Central Senatorial District's five local government areas, according to the Commissioner.
“The military disclosed this development in an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government.
“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 neutralized. Several bandit camps were also cleared and destroyed during the operation.”