Police tactical forces storm Ansaru terrorists camp, neutralise over 250 bandits

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ABUJA (Press Release) – Special Operatives of Operation Puff Adder of the Nigeria backed by the Special of the Airwing, in a daring offensive operation, stormed one of the largest operational camps of the Ansaru Terror Group (also housing other bandits and kidnappers) located in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna and successfully neutralized over 250 high-profile members of the Ansaru Terror Group.

The operation which commenced in the early hours of today, 5th February, 2020, was carried by a combined team of operatives of Operation Puff Adder made up of the Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Unit (CTU), Special , Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The operation was necessitated by actionable intelligence linking terror and criminal elements in the super camp to series of terror-related violence, kidnappings, gun-running, cattle rustling and other heinous crimes across the country.

Unfortunately, during the operation, a Bell helicopter, which provided aerial and intelligence cover for the ground troops came attack the bandits using sophisticated anti-aircraft rifles and GPMG. Commendably, the pilot and the co-pilot demonstrated uncommon courage and expertise, successfully landed the aircraft at the Air Force Base, Kaduna without further incident. They were thereafter evacuated for medical treatment. Both officers sustained non-life threatening injuries are currently receiving treatment and are in stable condition.
The Police helicopter has since been flown of the Kaduna Air Force Base by Police en-route to Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police assures citizens of and sustained intelligence-led operations against bandits across the length and breadth of the nation. He has equally applauded the unparalleled bravery, commitment and dedication of the Police operatives currently conducting the special mission.