Police to wipe out kidnappers, bandits from hideouts – IG

Following the successes recorded in the fight against Ansarul terrorists in Birnin Gwari area where 250 kidnappers and bandits were neutralised, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has assured that the police would tackle other kidnappers terrorising Nigeria. 

Speaking when he visited the troops injured from last Wednesday’s attack, the IGP said police have woken up from its slumber and would rout out terrorists from their hideouts to ensure that Nigerians across the country enjoy security of their lives and properties.

The police boss, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General in charge of Operation, AbdulMajeed Ali, said that Wednesday’s assault on the terrorists camp in Kuduru is just the first of its kind, assuring that, many others will follow.

The IGP however confirmed that, the force lost another injured personnel, Sgt. Idris on Friday morning. 

The death of Sgt. Idris brings to two, the number of personnel lost by the force, as Inspector Muhammad Abubakar had earlier been killed during the attack, while 13 others who were injured are receiving medical attention at two medical facilities in Kaduna.

The DIG Operation said he was sent by the Inspector General of Police, to see the condition of the gallant troops who were injured during the operation that was carried out three days ago.

“Am very happy that what I saw was very satisfying as the injured men are very stable, even the doctor treating them said there is no need to worry as they are responding to treatment. The Inspector General of Police is very disturbed, but I assured him that we will give them the best of treatment, as we will still go into their issue to see how fast they can respond to treatment

“Unfortunately, we lost another personnel which increased the number of death to two whose names are Muhammad Abubakar and Sgt. Idris. Thirteen of the men were injured, four will be discharged today while the rest will continue to be under observation.

“It is a continuous operation as this is not the first one, it is just that this is a very special one because the police has woken up and are equal to the task of fighting every bandit in the country until it is cleared.” 

Speaking on the operation, the IGP said the Ansaru terrorists group have extended their tentacles to Birnin Gwari and large area of Pandongari in Niger state too.

“We have taken note of them for a very long time and we had put a lot of intelligence on them. However, the operation in Kuduru happens to be the first in line up of our operations to wipe out terrorists from Birnin Gwari.

“We want to assure Nigerians that, very soon, Kaduna – Birnin Gwari road will be passable and Nigerians will have freedom of movement everywhere,” the IGP said. 

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