Troops neutralise bandits behind NDA attack, Forestry School abduction in Kaduna 


The Kaduna state government says troops have neutralised many bandits,including some of those behind the kidnapping in 2021 of students of the Federal College of Forestry and the security breached at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said reports made available to the state government indicated that troops engaged the bandits around the Tollgate general area of Chikun Local Government Area of the state and dealt a deadly blow on, killing many of the criminals.
He said a notorious bandit by name, Boderi Isiya, narrowly escaped being neutralized, but his deadly second in command and several other fighters were gunned down by troops.
“Security agencies informed the Kaduna State Government of this development in an operational feedback.
“A painstaking check with credible human intelligence sources further confirmed that Boderi and his terror group had a bad day at the hands of the combat-ready troops”, Aruwan said.
According to the Commissioner, “The bandits scrambled in retreat, only to run into another ambush laid by the troops in Sabon Gida general area.
“The troops engaged the bandits ferociously, and ultimately subdued them.”
The statement said,”Corpses and weapons were recovered at the scene,while some of the terrorists eventually died from bullet wounds.
“Boderi’s deadly second in command, one Musti,was among those identified to have been eliminated, alongside one Yellow Mai-Madrid and one Dan-Katsinawa, with others yet to be identified.
“Some of the terrorists are battling with life-threatening wounds.
“Musti and Boderi were responsible for the security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy,Kaduna, and kidnappings of students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, the Emir of Bungudu and several other citizens last Aruwan said, Governor Nasir El-Rufai “praised the troops for this commendable feat under the leadership of the General Officer Commanding, One Division, Nigerian Army, Gen. T.A. Lagbaja, being the latest of notable breakthroughs recorded since he took command.
“He said the State Government will keep the public updated on further developments.
The commissioner urged citizens with useful information regarding the bandits seeking medical attention in the general area and elsewhere,to bring such information forward via the following numbers: 09034000060, 08170189999.


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