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Troops foiled attacks on our communities, says Kaduna commissioner

Troops foiled attacks on our communities, says Kaduna commissioner
November 22
19:43 2020

Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, says troops foiled attacks on communities in Sabon Birni, Igabi local government of the state on Saturday night.


A statement released on Sunday quoted Aruwan as saying the Kaduna government was informed of the development during a visit to Sabon Birni with the heads of security agencies in the state.

The commissioner commended the troops on behalf of Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, adding that the soldiers showed bravery and courage in securing communities.

“We are here on behalf of Governor Nasir el-Rufai to commend troops who successfully foiled coordinated attacks by bandits on Saturday night,” Aruwan said.



“The troops showed bravery and courage in securing communities in the general area. We are here to thank them, and to ask for more from them.

“From your end, we solicit support and cooperation for troops and all the personnel working here.

“We have to work together because security is participatory, involving government, security agencies and citizens. Citizens are at the center of these efforts.”


Some of the villagers thanking the troops

On his part, Idris Ahmed Koya, director of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Kaduna, urged residents to share intelligence with the various security agencies.

Ibrahim Abdullahi, deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations, said the force and other security agencies are taking the fight to the bandits.

Abdullahi later conducted journalists round the Rugar Bello Junction on the Rigasa link road where he debunked reports that some train passengers were kidnapped on Thursday night.



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