- The report of police neutralisation of Ansaru bandits in Kaduna has been received in various ways
- Shehu Sani has said that the police should show proof of killing 250 bandits
- The former lawmaker said that this is necessary because, according to him, Nigerians need evidence to believe any report
Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central, has reacted to reports on the neutralisation of Ansaru bandits in the state by the police.
On his Twitter page on Thursday, February 6, Shehu Sani called on the police to show proof of the feat in their recent operation.
The former lawmaker said that doing this is important because for most Nigerians, evidence is the only condition for trust and belief.
However, the remarks and comments by Sani have triggered some reactions from Nigerians on social media.
One Twitter subscriber by the name Kabiru Usman Misali, said that it is a shame that Sani is only politicising the issue.
However, a Twitter user, Abdul Ganiu, said that the lawmaker's point of view is valid, but that he can do more by personally joining in the struggle against banditry throughout Nigeria.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the operatives of the Nigeria police recorded a ground-breaking success in a counter-terrorism operation they carried out on Wednesday, February 5, in the 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 gathered 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 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 were reportedly receiving treatment and were in 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 was 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.
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