In a statement issued by Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Sunday, the government noted that the Air force operation which occurred on Thursday and Friday was successful.
‘’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 Village in Chikun 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 Home 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 military 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 may unleash.’’
The statement maintained that a combined military teams of Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Whirl Punch and Nigerian Air Force’s Operation Gama Aiki, comprising units from the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army, are presently carrying out joint operations against armed bandits in the state.