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Uba Sani calls for ‘aggressive’ military operations against bandits in Kaduna

Uba Sani calls for ‘aggressive’ military operations against bandits in Kaduna
February 17
16:28 2024

Uba Sani, governor of Kaduna, has called for continuous aggressive military operations against bandits across the state.

The governor made the appeal following attacks in Igabi and Kauru LGAs which left six residents dead and another five kidnapped.

The incident was said to have occurred around 10 pm on Friday.

Samuel Aruwan, overseeing commissioner for internal security and home affairs, spoke on Sani’s behalf during an on-the-spot assessment of the security situation at Gwada and Kerawa villages in Igabi LGA.

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Also present at the assessment scene was Muhammad Kana, the garrison commander, one division Nigerian Army, alongside other military commanders and security forces.

“We are here on behalf of Governor Uba Sani to first of all condole with you over the lives lost in Kerawa and Sabon Birni Wards in Igabi LGA and also Kwassam, Kurera and Kan Makama communities in Kauru LGA,” Aruwan said.

“May Almighty God grant the deceased eternal rest, and grant a speedy recovery to the injured.

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“I want to assure you that we are also here for an assessment of the security situation and as you can see, troops are presently carrying out operations in these locations, to which you have attested.

“The Governor of Kaduna State is not relenting in his efforts, and he is also working towards sustained aggressive military operations in the frontline locations and emerging fronts like Kauru LGA.”

The delegation had meetings with traditional leaders led by Ahmed Aliyu, the acting district head of Sabon Birni, as well as religious and community leaders drawn from Dunki, Gwada, Bina, Maraci, Tami, Karshi and Kerawa.

Issues critical to the improvement of the security situation were discussed.

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The team is expected to visit Kajuru and Kauru local government areas.

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