Troops Kill Bandits, Rescue 10 Victims Chained In Kaduna Forest (Photos)

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have killed several bandits and rescued 10 hostages chained in a camp during raids on the kidnappers’ hideouts in Chikun and Igabi Local government areas of Kaduna State.

It was gathered that the troops cleared camps at Apewohe, Dakwala and Kunai hills in Chikun LGA.

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, in a statement said another camp was dislodged at a location at ‘Daban Lawal Kwalba’ in Igabi LGA, after the troops overpowered bandits guarding hostages.

The hostages were discovered at a location known as ‘Daban Lawal Kwalba’ in Igabi LGA, after the troops overpowered heavily armed bandits guarding them, Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.

Aruwa, who was giving update of the military operation against the bandits being conducted under Operation Forest Sanity in the two local governments added that the troops subsequently unbound the hostages who were in very the dire situation in which the hostages were found.

“The troops who came under further attack in the thick forest, successfully evacuated the hostages to a military facility where they are receiving medical attention before being reunited with their families,” the Commissioner said.

He identified the rescued hostages as Surajo Aliyu, Ayuba Yakubu, Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, Aliyu Mohammed, Magaji Tasiu, Nasiru Ahmed, Mohammadu lbrahim

He said the state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i, commended the troops for the operation and encouraged them to sustain the efforts.

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