Banditry: Kaduna loses 3 vigilantes as el-Rufai hails troops


The Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KADVIS) has informed the  State Government, that the service lost three personnel on Tuesday night in Chikun local government area, Commissioner for internal security and hom affairs, Samuel Aruwan said in a statement.

The vigilante service  said bandits ambushed the personnel at Dande village on their way from Damba-Kasaya in the Buruku general area.

The names of the slain personnel  were given as Alison Musa , Dauda Audu  and Ishaya Sarki

Those injured  include Ayuba Tanko  and Doza Adamu

Meanwhile, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has sent condolences to their families and prayed for the repose of their souls, while wishing those that sustained injuries speedy recovery.

According to Aruwan, the Governor has also commended land and air troops of Operation Thunder Strike for a successful operation around Kuku area, at the Kagarko local government axis of Kaduna-Abuja Road.

Also, the Governor said he received with gratitude, information that the first air strikes hit some of the target structures and neutralized some of the bandits, while the second wave of attacks was executed by a Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships which provided close air support to the troops on the ground as they advanced from Kagarko via Kuku into the bandits’ enclave.

Similarly, Aruwan said, bandits on Tuesday opened fire on motorists close to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) access road, in Igabi local government area. Troops responded and repelled the bandits.

“Citizens will continue to be informed of the security situation. Government appeals for vigilance and prompt reporting of suspicious movements and activities to the security agencies or through the security operations room numbers and e-mail address:09034000060, 08170189999, [email protected]” Aruwan said.