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Army, NAF Battle Terrorists, Kill Scores In Galbi, Chikun LGA, Kaduna State

The combined troops of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have neutralized scores of terrorists in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

The ground troops, supported with NAF air assets, conducted clearance operations on an identified terrorist enclave in Galbi general area, gave the terrorists fierce firefight and prevailing, killing scores of them.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Saturday that the State government was informed of the feat recorded by the troops.

Aruwa noted that dangerous weapons were recovered from them by the troops, including two General Purpose Machine Guns, three AK47 rifles, and seven motorcycles.

According to the Commissioner: “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.

“This was conveyed in an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government from the security agencies.

“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. Related News

“During their advance, the security forces crossed River Kaduna and ran into stiff resistance from the insurgents.

After a fierce firefight, scores of terrorists were confirmed neutralized as the military forces prevailed.

“Two General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), three AK47 rifles and seven motorcycles were recovered from the enclave of the neutralized bandits.”

He added, “The Kaduna 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 State Government hereby encourages 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.”

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