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Police Kill ‘Over 250’ Terrorists, Bandits In Kaduna

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The Nigeria Police Force says it has killed many terrorists and bandits throughout an early morning operation in Kaduna State.

In a press release on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, revealed that the operation was carried out by a mixed group of operatives of Operation Puff Adder.

They comprise operatives of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Forces, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

“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 the largest operational camps of the Ansaru Terror Group (also housing other bandits and kidnappers) located in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and successfully neutralised over 250 high-profile members of the Ansaru Terror Group,” Mba mentioned.

He defined that the operation was necessitated by actionable intelligence linking terror and felony parts within the camp to a sequence of terror-related violence, kidnappings, gun-running, cattle rustling, and different heinous crimes within the nation.

Unfortunately, the police spokesman regretted {that a} police bell helicopter, which offered aerial and intelligence cowl for the bottom troops, got here underneath assault through the operation.

According to him, the bandits attacked the plane utilizing subtle anti-aircraft rifles and GPMG.

“Commendably, the pilot and the co-pilot who demonstrated uncommon courage and expertise, successfully landed the aircraft at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna without further incident,” Mba mentioned.

He added, “They have been, thereafter, evacuated for medical therapy. Both officers who sustained non-life-threatening accidents are presently receiving therapy and are in steady situation.

The Force public relations officer mentioned the helicopter has since been flown out of the Kaduna Air Force Base by police pilots en-route to Abuja.

In his response, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, applauded the bravery, dedication, and dedication of the police operatives conducting the particular mission.

He additionally assured Nigerians of their security and sustained intelligence-led operations in opposition to bandits throughout the size and breadth of the nation.

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