Air strike neutralize scores of bandits across 3 LGs in kaduna

…. As Bandits kills 2 in Giwa LG

By Achadu Gabriel, kaduna

Second security update on Monday 1st February 2021, has revealed that, .Air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Sabon Birnin, Rikau, Kaya, Kerawa, Galadimawa, Fatika, Kidandan, Saulawa, Dogon Dawa, Ngade Allah, Kuduru, Yadi, Damari, Takama, Sabuwa, Ungwar Yako and its connecting track to Kuduru, as well as the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road all of Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi and Giwa local government areas.

According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, made available to journalists by internal security and Home Affairs commissioner, Samuel Aruwan stated that, Rikau community was observed to be active with bandits. “The location was engaged accordingly, with several bandits neutralized.

Similarly, about 3km southeast of Saulawa, bandits were seen fleeing from the air raid with herds of cattle. They were engaged and neutralized, the statement added.

“Ground troops at Dogon Dawa and Sabon Birni reported a calm situation. All other areas covered were likewise calm with no suspicious activity observed.

“In a subsequent mission, armed reconnaissance was conducted over Kampanin Doka, Maganda, Farin Ruwa, Nachibi, Kwasakwasa, Sabon Kuyello, Sabon Layilasan and environs”, it stated.

It added that “At Maganda, two bandits were engaged and neutralized as they tried to escape the notice of the fighter jet crew.

“Ground troops reported bandit activities at Gatarawa, close to Rumana. While the crew did not establish clear contact, the location was strafed with probing shots into the dense vegetation. Normal activities were observed along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road and other locations covered”, it stated..

Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the troops and crew for sustaining the pressure on identified bandit locations”, saying Vigorous ground and air patrols are set to continue in the general area.

Similarly, Security agencies also reported that armed bandits attacked Garawa village of Fatika District, Giwa local government area, where
one Alhaju Saadu was reportedly killed by the bandits, while some citizens were kidnapped.
In a similarly way, armed bandits allegedly raided Doka village, also of Fatika District in the same local government and abducted some residents.

“In Angwan Dan Yaya village of the same district, one resident Alhaji Suleiman Audu was shot dead by armed bandits.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai also expressed sadness at the reports, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while sending his condolences to their families.
*He prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured, and urged security agencies to step up responses in the area towards curbing such attacks.

According to the statement , “investigations are ongoing into the incidents, as security agencies intensify patrols in the area.

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