A file picture of cops throughout a raid on the camp of Ansaru terrorist group in Kaduna State on February 5, 2020. @PoliceNG
The police say they’ve misplaced two officers concerned in a raid on a camp internet hosting members of the Ansaru terrorist group in Kaduna State.
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in command of Operations, Abdulmajid Ali, disclosed this on Friday two days after the safety operatives battled the terrorists.
Ali, who revealed that 12 others suffered important accidents, stated they had been already receiving remedy at totally different hospitals within the Kaduna State capital.
Speaking throughout a go to to one of many medical amenities, the DIG was happy that the injured officers had been secure and responding to remedy.
He confused that not even the casualty on the facet of the police would deter the pressure from crushing the bandits from their hideouts in all components of the nation.
According to the DIG, the Force is at the moment executing about 50 operations within the North-West and North-Central areas of Nigeria.
He defined that the operations had been aimed toward flushing out members of the terrorist group and different prison parts from their camps.
On Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, stated the police “successfully neutralised over 250 high-profile members.”
He famous that the operation was carried out following actionable intelligence linking terror and prison parts within the camp to a sequence of terror-related violence, kidnappings, gun-running, cattle rustling, and different heinous crimes within the nation.
Mba had confirmed that the bandits attacked a police bell helicopter, which offered aerial and intelligence cowl for the bottom troops, utilizing refined anti-aircraft rifles and GPMG.
Amid the stories that the plane was shot down by the bandits, the police spokesman stated, “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.”
He, nevertheless, admitted that the 2 officers had been injured however not “non-life-threatening” ones.
Although the police didn’t disclose the identities of the slain officers, it’s unclear if any of the injured pilots is amongst those that misplaced their lives.