- A fresh attack by unknown gunmen has claimed three lives in Kaduna state
- Two Fulani men and a trader were reportedly killed in the attack which happened at Kaura local government area of the state
- The attack which reportedly happened on Wednesday, February 5, has not been confirmed by the police
As Nigeria battles security challenges, another tragedy has struck in Kaduna state which led to the death of at least three people following an attack by gunmen on Zangon Attakar chiefdom in Kaduna state.
Channels TV reports that the attack which is yet to be confirmed by the police happened on Wednesday, February 5, in Kaura local government area of the state.
The newspaper reports that a source from the Fulani community in the area said he lost two of his kinsmen, adding that the attack also claimed the life of one unnamed trader.
Meanwhile, 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.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that respected leaders in the north threw their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari and his security chiefs.
The leaders under the aegis of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) gave their support in the wake of the criticisms of the Buhari administration over the growing security challenges.
They urged the president and the security chiefs to remain focused on their war against the Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges rocking the country.
Similarly, Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, have assured Nigerians that President Buhari is concerned about the security of the nation.
Lawan and Gbajabiamila while speaking to journalists at the State House on Monday, February 3, after a closed-door meeting with the president said the president was informed on the need for increased funding for the Nigeria Police.
The duo said they also called on the president to consider the recruitment of more personnel into the Nigeria Police to tackle the current security challenges.
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