File: Police helicopter hovering round Lokoja, Kogi state forward of the Gubernatorial election. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV
A Police Bell helicopter was attacked on Wednesday when males of the Nigeria Police Force attacked and killed terrorists and bandits throughout an early morning operation in Kaduna State.
Police say that over 250 terrorists and bandits have been killed as tactical forces stormed Ansaru Terrorists’ Camp.
According to Police Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, the helicopter, which supplied aerial and intelligence cowl for the bottom troops got here beneath assault from the bandits utilizing refined anti-aircraft rifles and GPMG.
Mr Frank Mba nonetheless, famous that the pilot and co-pilot who demonstrated unusual braveness and experience efficiently landed the plane on the Air Force Base in Kaduna with out additional incident.
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The police image-maker additional revealed that the 2 officers have been thereafter evacuated for medical therapy, including that each officers who sustained non-life threatening accidents are presently receiving therapy and are in steady situation.
He additionally acknowledged that the police helicopter has since been flown out of the Kaduna Air Force Base by Police Pilots en-route to Abuja.
On Wednesday, Special Operatives of Operation Puff Adder of the Nigeria Police backed by the Special Forces of the Police Airwing, in a daring offensive operation, stormed one of many largest operational camps of the Ansaru Terror Group (additionally housing different bandits and kidnappers) situated in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
The safety operatives efficiently neutralized over 250 high-profile members of the Ansaru Terror Group, police authorities declare.
According to the Force, the operation was necessitated by actionable intelligence linking terror and legal components within the tremendous camp to sequence of terror-related violence, kidnappings, gun-running, cattle rustling and different heinous crimes throughout the nation.
Reacting to Wednesday’s operation, the Inspector General of Police assured residents of security and sustained intelligence-led operations towards bandits throughout the size and breadth of the nation.
He equally applauded the unparalleled bravery, dedication, and dedication of the Police operatives presently conducting the particular mission.