- Operatives of the Nigeria police have invaded the operational camp of the Ansaru terror group in Kaduna
- The police operatives neutralised over 250 members of the Ansaru terror group during the operation
- Sadly, some operatives of the police sustained minor injuries after the helicopter providing assistance from the air was attacked by the bandits
The operatives of the Nigeria police recorded a ground-breaking success in a counter-terrorism operation they carried out on Wednesday, February 5, in Kaduna state.
According to police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the operation was carried out by the special operatives of Operation Puff Adder in collaboration with the special forces of the Police Airwing.
Legit.ng gathers that the operatives invaded the camp of the Ansaru terror group in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state and killed over 250 members of the group.
The camp also reportedly housed bandits and kidnappers.
The operation was conducted following intelligence which linked the camp elements with the series of violence across the country.
Operatives of the police who were sadly injured in the operation are reportedly receiving treatment and are in a stable condition.
According to Mba, the officers sustained minor injuries after the bandits attacked the police helicopter providing assistance for the ground troops from the air.
The helicopter was, however, successfully landed while the two officers, the pilot and his colleague, were safely evacuated.
The police helicopter is also reportedly on its way from Kaduna back to Abuja.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians of safety and sustained intelligence-led operations against bandits across the length and breadth of the nation.
The police chief also commended the operatives currently conducting the special mission.
Similarly, the IGP had a closed-door meeting with senators over the decreasing level of security throughout Nigeria.
IGP Adamu's appearance at the Senate is in response to the summon issued by the leadership of the house.
He briefed the federal lawmakers on the possible solutions and strategy for tackling insecurity that has become a cause for serious concern.
Moreover, IGP Adamu also informed senators on practical modalities for community policing which appears to be one of the surest ways out of the menace
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigeria police have charged a suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu also known as Wadume, with a 16 counts charge bordering on terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running.
Also charged alongside Wadume was Captain Tijjani Balarabe who allegedly enabled Wadume to escape when the policemen arrested him.
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