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Police Neutralise Terrorists, Rescue Kidnap Victims In Katsina As Nigerian Troops Clear Kwalba Bandits’ Camp in Kaduna

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Several terrorists reached their early graves and others were severely injured after police officers in Katsina State repelled them in Wapa village, Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.

This is as Nigerian troops made further inroads in the ongoing campaign against terrorists and armed bandits across the Kaduna State.

According to police authorities in Katsina State, the incident occurred on Friday at about 0100hrs after a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering twenty-four (24) on motorbikes and shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, attacked the village and kidnapped the duo of Aminu Wapa and Wada Sale of Wapa village, Kurfi LGA.

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Upon receipt of the information, the State Police Command deployed its tactical teams to the area and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel.

The Police Spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, in a statement signed and issued on Friday explained that a team of police officers is still combing the area with a view to arresting the wounded terrorists and recovering their dead bodies.

He said, the State Police Commissioner, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, appreciated the efforts of the personnel in repelling the terrorists. He further urged the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the ongoing campaign against terrorists in the state.

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Nigerian Troops Clear Kwalba Bandits’ Camp in Chikun Forest, Kaduna

Troops have made further inroads in the ongoing campaign against terrorists and armed bandits across the state, the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan said.

The troops cleared the camp of a notorious bandit, Lawal Kwalba, in Rafin Dawa in the Dende general area of Chikun local government.

The Ministry said that according to the operational feedback, the troops of Operation Forest Sanity conducted a patrol to the location following actionable intelligence.

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The troops after clearing the camp recovered some batteries and 27 bags of fertilizer. These materials indicate likely plans to manufacture Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), considering the bandits’ close alliance with terrorists.

Furthermore, one motorcycle and two mobile phones were recovered as the bandits took to their heels before the troops’ arrival.

The troops extended the search a short distance from the camp, and made some arrests. Investigations are ongoing on the intercepted suspects.

The Kaduna State Government received the report with satisfaction, and praised the sustained efforts by officers and men carrying out the operations.

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