By Uzair Adam Imam
Troops in Kaduna State have reportedly neutralized bandits and foiled a planned attack on Fatika town of the state.
A release issued Monday, 10-1-2022 by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed that five members of the militant group were killed in the process.
Aruwan Said that the troops who conducted clearance patrols in Giwa local government area received credible intelligence of terrorists’ movement.
However, he added that, “the troops then mobilised to Marke and Ruheya in response.”
“The outlaws were sighted and attempted to escape the advancing forces. The troops however cut off their escape route at Kwanan Bataro, and engaged them in a firefight, during which five of the terrorists were neutralized. The troops returned to base after clearing the area,” he stated.
The statement stated that governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed satisfaction at the operational feedback.
El-Rufai has also commended the troops for their proactive and sharp response to the intelligence received, encouraging them to keep up the intensity in the ongoing offensives against terrorists in the area.