- Army troops have killed suspected bandits in Kaduna state
- The bandits were said to have been killed by the troops during a raid at their hideouts in Kidandan, along Dogon Dawa – Unguwan Bilya road
- Col. Muhammad Dole who is the spokesman of one division, said that some sophisticated arms and ammunition were recovered from the bandits
Troops of Operation Whirl Punch on Thursday, September 13, killed 10 suspected armed bandits in Birnin Gwari and Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
Channel TV reports that a statement by the spokesman of the one division, Col. Muhammad Dole, explained that the bandits were killed by the troops during a raid at their hideouts in Kidandan, along Dogon Dawa – Unguwan Bilya road.
NAIJ.com gathered that he said four other bandits were killed while others escaped with bullet wounds in another operation at Kidan Isa, Gidan Haruna Mobale and Kuduru in Chikun local government area of the state.
According to him, some sophisticated arms and ammunition were recovered from the bandits, while three suspects were also arrested during the operation.
He warned that Operation Whirl Punch would continue to mount pressure on the criminals until they are cleared from the area.
He urged residents to continue to provide credible and timely information for the success of the operation.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Mamman Nur, the factional leader of the Boko Haram sect loyal to the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), was allegedly killed by his fighters who rebelled against him.
It was gathered that Nur was allegedly killed by his closest lieutenants on Tuesday, August 21. Nur was the one who led the rebellion against Abubakar Shekau in 2014, which led to the emergence of the Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawy faction of the sect.
It was reported that a source with knowledge of the matter reportedly stated that, “Mamman Nur, who was killed on August 21, is the actual leader of the Boko Haram faction after they parted ways with Shekau.
“He (Nur) only put Habib in the front as shadow leader because of his father (Mohammed Yusuf). The name Al-Barnawy is only being heard as symbolic leader.
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“He was meant to lead, so that followers would remain committed to the cause championed by his late father but he (Nur) is the major link of the faction with the Islamic State; the chief strategist around Lake Chad, including their cells in Nigeria, Niger and Chad.”
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