Security operatives in Kaduna State have eliminated Several bandits and destroyed their Camps during a clearance operation in Chikun and Igabi Local government area of the state.
A Statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan says Bandit’s spouse, marabout and suspected collaborators were also arrested.
According to the Statement, clearance operations were conducted in Faka, Katuka, Barebari and Maguzawa general areas, spanning Chikun and Igabi Local governments.
It says an unconfirmed number of bandits were sighted on the high ground across the Maguzawa river; they were engaged by a NAF attack helicopter and neutralized.
Furthermore, the security forces have conducted clearance patrols to Katuka, about 9km from Kangon Kadi in Chikun Local government, stressing that, During the destruction of camps, one fleeing bandit was apprehended, with One Motorcycle, One AK-47 rifle and 30 rounds of ammunition.
“During a subsequent clearance operation to Kangon Kadi and Barebari areas, one Rabi Hajiya Karime, the wife of a notorious bandit Zubairu, was apprehended. Also arrested were Malam Idris Audu – a spiritual leader to the bandits – as well as Abdulrasheed Gambo Na Halima and Abubakar Idris Na Halima, suspected collaborators”
The Statement explains that some items used by bandits were recovered after dislodging and razing some bandit camps in Udawa general area of Chikun Local government.
“They include some motorcycles, one AK47 rifle, some AK47 magazines, ammunition and drugs, as may be seen in the attached pictures”
Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed satisfaction over the reports, and commended the security forces for the successful operation.
He thanked the troops for their relentless efforts and urged security agencies to ensure thorough investigations on the persons apprehended.
Clearance patrols will be sustained in these and other earmarked areas.
Editing by Tina Oyinsan