The four identified bandits were killed via air interdictions when the military engaged the bandits at the location, as part of combined ground and air assaults on identified bandit enclaves.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement.
He listed the names of the bandits killed as Alili Bandiro, Dayyabu Bala, Bala Nagwarjo and Sulele Bala.
The statement further stated that several other bandits were eliminated in the same cycle of air interdictions and ground offensives.
“Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his satisfaction at the development, and thanked the military for their concerted efforts at ridding the identified areas of armed bandits,” he said.
The governor commended the troops and personnel involved in the successful strikes and encouraged them to sustain the tempo of operations towards a comprehensive sweep of all hideouts.
Maikwandaraso is close to Karshi village and shares boundaries with the infamous Kawara and Malul forests in the same Igabi LGA, which have been identified as the hub of several armed bandit camps and hideouts.
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