The Nigerian Army and Air Force troops have launched an attack on bandits that have been terrorizing Kaduna State residents sharing a 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 in the military offensive attack.
The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that the military authorities notified the Kaduna State government that troops had attacked another group of bandits in Chikun LGA close to the boundaries with Niger State.
The statement further explained that some bandits had attacked Kugosi and Kajari general areas in Chikun local government area on Wednesday morning.
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, the military’s ground and air components subsequently engaged the bandits.
The Kaduna government expressed gratitude to the military for the successful outing and breakthrough.