The Nigerian Army killed scores of bandits, rescued ten hostages, and recovered weapons in Kaduna State’s Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas.
According to the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who made the announcement on Tuesday, troops neutralized the bandits while conducting clearance operations in the two LGAs.
He went on to say that after clearing out the bandits, the troops stormed hideouts and rescued ten kidnapped people who were chained and bound with ropes.
Surajo Aliyu, Ayuba Yakubu, Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, Aliyu Mohammed, Magaji Tasiu, Nasiru Ahmed, Mohammadu lbrahim, Ayuba Abdulsalam, Kelvin Musa, and Paul Patrick are the names of the chained hostages, according to Aruwan.
In his submission, the Commissioner said;
“Troops of Operation Forest Sanity neutralised several bandits and dislodged camps during clearance operations conducted across some hard-to-reach locations spanning Chikun and Igabi LGAs.
As disclosed in an operational feedback, the troops neutralized an unspecified number of bandits while clearing out insurgent and bandit camps at Apewohe in Chikun LGA.
The operation extended to Dakwala and Kunai hills in the same LGA, where more hideouts were cleared, though no contact was made with bandits.
Another camp was similarly dislodged at a location known as ‘Daban Lawal Kwalba’ in Igabi LGA, after the troops overpowered heavily armed bandits guarding hostages.
The troops after clearing out the bandits stormed the hideouts and rescued ten kidnapped persons who were chained and bound with ropes. The images attached depict the dire situation in which the hostages were found.”