As a part of ongoing onslaught in opposition to terrorists, safety brokers cleared the camp of a infamous bandit, Lawal Kwalba, in Rafin Dawa, Dende in Chikun native authorities space of Kaduna state.
That is simply as troops rescued three individuals alongside Zaria – Kano highway, whereas conducting patrols round Ungwan Namama on the Zaria – Kano freeway.
Kaduna state Commissioner for Inside Safety and House Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, stated in a press release on Thursday that the safety brokers whereas clearing the Lawal Kwalba camp in Chikun Forest recovered batteries and 27 luggage of fertilizer suspected to have been uncooked materials for manufacturing of improvised explosive gadgets (IED), in addition to a bike and two cell phones.
“Troops have made additional inroads within the ongoing marketing campaign in opposition to terrorists and armed bandits throughout the state. The troops cleared the camp of a infamous bandit, Lawal Kwalba, in Rafin Dawa within the Dende normal space of Chikun native authorities.
“In line with the operational suggestions, the troops of Operation Forest Sanity performed a patrol to the situation following actionable intelligence. The troops after clearing the camp recovered some batteries and 27 luggage of fertilizer. These supplies point out seemingly plans to fabricate Improvised Explosive Units (IED), contemplating the bandits’ shut alliance with terrorists.
“Moreover, one bike and two cell phones have been recovered because the bandits took to their heels earlier than the troops’ arrival. The troops prolonged the search a brief distance from the camp, and made some arrests. Investigations are ongoing on the intercepted suspects.
“The Kaduna state authorities obtained the report with satisfaction, and praised the sustained efforts by officers and males finishing up the operations.
“Safety businesses have reported that three individuals have been rescued by troops conducting patrols round Ungwan Namama, alongside the Zaria-Kano highway. The troops got here involved with migrating bandits within the space and engaged them, forcing them to desert their three captives as they rapidly escaped.
“The troops then rescued the victims, recognized as follows: Abdullahi Lawal,
Sadiya Salimanu and Fatima Salimanu (Sadiya’s 10-month-old youngster). Investigations revealed that the captives have been kidnapped in a neighbouring state. Additionally recovered from the bandits have been 9 rustled animals, comprising one cow and eight sheep.
“The Kaduna state authorities thanked the troops for his or her valiant motion in rescuing the kidnapped victims. The rescued individuals have been reunited with their households, whereas the recovered animals have been handed over to native authorities for correct identification and retrieval,” Aruwan added.