Four gunmen were killed when Nigerian troops carried out a raid on a suspected hideout of bandits in the northern state of Kaduna, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
The operation, which was carried out on Wednesday, is in continuation of the “sustained offensive against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the country,” said John Enenche, a defense spokesperson.
He added that troops also recovered one rifle and dominated the general area with aggressive patrols in search of the fleeing bandits.
Recently, Kaduna has been experiencing a series of bandit’s attacks that have led to the loss of lives and properties.
Following the development, the Nigerian air force in August deployed additional special forces to southern Kaduna.