Kaduna praises troops for neutralizing bandits

Kaduna State Government has praised the Nigerian for mounting successful operations against bandits in , Igabi, Giwa and Birnin Gwari local government areas and other locations.

In a statement issued by Commissioner of Internal Security and Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Sunday, the government noted that the Air force operation which occurred on Thursday and Friday was successful.

The Commissioner said that the operation ’’successfully neutralized many bandits in local government working on other targets,’’ adding that the State Government has been briefed.

‘’During operations against bandits in a nearby location last Thursday, munitions aimed at the criminals partly damaged an Assemblies of God Church building in Kabarasha in local government. No civilian casualty was recorded in the incidence,’’ he noted.

The statement said that Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has ‘’directed the Commissioner of Internal Security and Affairs to assess the situation and present a report so that the damage to the church can be repaired.’’

‘’ The Commissioner and his team are engaging critical stakeholders on the matter and will soon report progress to the Governor,’’ the statement added.

Aruwan noted that the overall success of the joint operation ‘’ will help boost the confidence of farmers to till their land and avert the peril of food insecurity and impoverishment of citizens that the impunity of the bandits unleash.’’

The statement maintained that a combined teams of Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Whirl Punch and Nigerian Air Force’s Operation Gama Aiki, comprising from the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian , are presently carrying out joint operations against armed bandits in the state.