Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Nigerian Army and Air Force troops have launched an attack on bandits that have been terrorising residents of Kaduna State sharing border with Niger State.
A response to bandits’ attack on Kugosi and Kajari villages in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state on Wednesday culminated to the military offensive attack.
The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said in a statement that the military authorities notified the Kaduna State government that troops have attacked another group of bandits in Chikun LGA close to the boundaries with Niger State.
The statement further explained that some bandits had on Wednesday morning attacked Kugosi and Kajari general areas in Chikun local government area.
It said that the attack forced locals to flee the villages to some other communities in the local government.
It said on receipt of the information, the Kaduna State government contacted the military who confirmed that troops had already been deployed to track the armed bandits.
It explained that according to the operational feedback, ground and air components of the military subsequently engaged the bandits.
The Kaduna government expressed gratitude to the military for the successful outing and breakthrough.