The Army has killed terrorists responsible for the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and the kidnapping of students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Saturday that the terrorists were also responsible for the kidnapping of the Emir of Bungudu and many other people in the State, last year.
Mr Aruwan named the criminals’ leader as Boderi Isiya, while his second in command was identified as Musti.
He said soldiers killed Musti and several other terrorists, but Boderi escaped near the Tollgate general area in Kaduna State’s Chikun Local Government Area.
“Boderi’s deadly second in command, one Musti, was among those identified to have been eliminated, alongside one Yellow Mai-Madrid and one Dan-Katsinawa, with others yet to be identified. Some of the terrorists are battling life-threatening wounds.” Aruwan noted.
Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, in the statement praised the troops for the feat, which he said came under the command of the General Officer Commanding, One Division, Major General T.A. Lagbaja, saying it was the most recent of notable breakthroughs recorded since he took command.
Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Saadatu Albashir