Ansaru bandits: Police confirm death of 2 officers

Ansaru bandits: Police confirm death of 2 officers

- The police have counted its loss after clashing with Ansaru bandits in Kaduna

- The force said that it lost two gallant officers during the Wednesday, February 5 operation

- However, the command assured the public that this experience will not prevent it from carryout of its mission that is aimed at neutralising terrorists in the north

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in Kaduna on Friday, February 7, confirmed the death of two of its officers in during a raid on Ansaru bandits in the state on Wednesday, February 5.

The confirmation was announced by Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Abdulmajid Ali, Channels TV reports.

Moreover, Ali said that 12 other officers who were badly wounded by the terrorists in the operation were already receiving treatment in a hospital in the state.

The DIG said that the death of the officers will in no way deter the command in carrying out its planned operations.

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In a similar vein, Ali said that the force is executing not less than 50 operations in western and central regions of the north to neutralise the insurgents and all members of armed groups.

Earlier, reported that Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central, had 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.

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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. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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