The aremed forces of Nigeria are relentless in their fight against elements that make our nation unsafe. In continuation of operations to rid Kaduna State of armed bandits and other criminal elements, the Armed Forces of Nigeria, on 7 May 2020, conducted a joint clearance operation, involving troops of Operations THUNDER STRIKE and WHIRL PUNCH with air support from the Air Component of Operation GAMA AIKI, at suspected bandits’ hideouts around Mashigi Galbi, Damba Community and Kabarasha Villlages all in Gwagwada District of Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State. During the operation Seventeen armed bandits were neutralized, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
However, in the course of pursuing the bandits, three (3) empty houses and a Church building were partially damaged at Kabarasha Village. There was no civilian casualty. The Armed Forces of Nigeria regrets this unfortunate incident and a panel have been set up to investigate the occurrence in liaison with the Kaduna State Government. The buildings have been identified with a view to providing adequate compensation to the owners. Meanwhile, calm has been restored to the area. Few people, who initially fled the area due to fear of bandits’ reprisal attack, have all returned to the Community. The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria hereby reassures the general public that it will continue to work assiduously to restore peace and security to the North West
The high command also thanks the general public for their continues support and cooperation, while encouraging them to continue to provide credible information that will facilitate the operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
We commend our gallant officers who stay awake so that we can go to sleep, who are troubled so that we can have peace. Our prayers are always with you.