Security forces recorded a major success in ongoing operations against terrorists as scores of bandits were neutralized by ground troops and air assets during an operation in Galbi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said this was conveyed in an operational feedback to the Kaduna State government from the security agencies.
He said according to the feedback, troops of the Operation Forest Sanity supported by assets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted clearance operations on an identified terrorist enclave in Galbi general area.
Ariwan said the security forces crossed River Kaduna and ran into stiff resistance from the insurgents.
He said after a fierce firefight, scores of terrorists were confirmed neutralized as the military forces prevailed.
Aruwan said two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK47 rifles and seven motorcycles were recovered from the enclave of the neutralized bandits.
The state government expressed excitement at the feedback, and praised the troops for their tenacity in this significant victory against the enemy forces.
The government thanked the troops, air force crews, police personnel, intelligence operatives, and local vigilante members who contributed to the success of the mission. The Government urged the security forces to increase the momentum and vanquish the terrorists for good.
Troops will continue clearance operations in the general area, and other identified areas of interest across the state.
The Kaduna government hereby encouraged residents to volunteer useful information on activities or movement of terrorists to security agencies. Citizens may also contact the Kaduna State Security Operations on 09034000060 or 08170189999.