November 28, 2022



Birnin Gwari: Union lauds navy motion, calls for extension to terrorists’ hideouts


Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) has counseled gallant Nigerian troops on renewed effort in the direction of combating insecurity in Birnin Gwari native authorities, whereas urging that the navy motion be prolonged to terrorists’ hideouts within the forests. 

Chairman, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU), Malam Ishaq Usman Kasai, in a press release on Monday, stated, “the union witnessed that the brand new Normal Officer Commandant (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Military Kaduna personally led a staff of gallant troops and went on floor surveillance on Wednesday thirty first August, 2022 by way of Kaduna to Birnin Gwari and Birnin Gwari to Funtua roads respectively the place some successes have been recorded together with neutralizing and arresting some bandits who have been intercepted in some communities across the roads. 

“Whereas appreciating and commending the renewed effort of presidency and our gallant troops, we’re interesting for extension of the operation to the terrorists’ hideouts within the forests for restoration of peace for individuals to reside of their communities with out concern and intimidation. That is additionally essential to be able to present alternative for conduct of 2023 basic elections within the space and for the individuals to train their election franchise.

“The hassle is commendable and we sincerely admire and commend the federal government and the Nigerian troops for this achievement and renewed transfer in combating insecurity within the space. The Union observe that extra safety personnel are mobilized round Kaduna to Birnin Gwari highway. That is considerably decreasing pressure and is a welcomed transfer in the direction of addressing downside of persistent assaults on travellers on the Birnin Gwari to Kaduna highway.

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“Regrettably, BEPU observes that the armed bandits blocked Birnin Gwari to Funtua highway following the sooner  surveillance by the GOC and his staff. The bandits blocked the highway since Thursday, 1st September, 2022 which coincide with Birnin Gwari Market day, killed a business driver and kidnapped scores of travellers who’re but to be freed. The highway remains to be a no-transit zone. As it’s now, most communities which might be alongside that highway reminiscent of Kwasa-kwasa, Marabar Kwasa-kwasa, Nacibi, Farin Ruwa amongst others are being abandoned for concern of any eventuality.

“Once more, the armed bandits attacked Damari group on Saturday third September, 2022 by 10:00pm the place one individual was killed and retailers looted. This got here after the individuals who have been sacked by armed bandits earlier in August have began returning to the group. Layin Lasan group was additionally attacked by the identical armed bandits within the night on Sunday 4th September, 2022 the place scores of residents have been kidnapped and moved to neighbouring forests. Varied communities are continued to be attacked by armed bandits silently and unreported. 

“This subsequently signifies that, although safety personnel have been mobilized notably on Kaduna to Birnin Gwari highway which is addressing the extent of assaults on travellers on the highway, insecurity is worsening alongside Birnin Gwari to Funtua highway and in lots of communities notably within the jap a part of the native authorities. There’s vital want for mobilization of troops to the western a part of Birnin Gwari notably within the Kakangi and Randagi axis which shares boundaries with Zamfara and Niger states. It is because it has develop into the escaping routes for the bandits. Many of those bandits are tenting within the Mashigi axis, occupying sacked communities.” 

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