Troops Neutralise Scores Of Terrorists In Kaduna, Recover Weapons, As Bandits Kill 13 in Taraba

BY GODWIN OBI

Troops of Operation Sanity have killed scores of terrorists during a clearance operation in Chikun local government area of kaduna state.

This was conveyed in an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government from the security agencies carrying out the operation .

According to a statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the terrorists were neutralized by ground troops and air assets during an operation in Galbi, Chikun local government.

According to Aruwan, troops of Operation Forest Sanity supported by assets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted clearance operations on an identified terrorist enclave in Galbi general area.

He explained that the troops during their advance across River Kaduna ran into stiff resistance from the insurgents, and after a fierce firefight, scores of the terrorists were neutralized as the military forces prevailed.

The Commissioner also disclosed that Two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK47 rifles and seven motorcycles were recovered from the enclave of the neutralized bandits.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has expressed excitement at the feedback, and praised the troops for their tenacity in the significant victory against the enemy forces.

The Government while thanking the troops, air force crews, police personnel, intelligence operatives, and local vigilante members who contributed to the success of the mission, also urged the security forces to increase the momentum and vanquish the terrorists for good.

Bandits Kill 13 In Taraba, Including Vigilantes

In another development, 13 persons have been reportedly killed after a bandit attack in Karekuka village of Gassol local government area of Taraba state.

Many others were also left injured.

A source who confirmed the incident to Channels Television via telephone said no fewer than six local vigilante members lost their lives in the Friday attack.

The source disclosed that the vigilantes also killed six of the bandits.

Meanwhile, the bandits also attacked Garin Gidado community on Saturday morning but met it empty, the source added.

The community had been previously attacked by bandits.

Police spokesperson in Taraba confirmed the attack on Karekuka village and said efforts are in top gear to restore normalcy.

He added that officers have been drafted to the scene to convey the corpses to a nearby morgue as investigations commence.

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