- Bandits operating in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state have been warned against further attacks on the residents
- The warning was issued by the Kaduna Peace Advancement Network on Wednesday, May 13
- The group said the operation of the military against the bandits in the area is commendable
The Kaduna Peace Advancement Network ( KSPAN) on Wednesday, May 13, issued a warning to all the bandits in the state to surrender to military authorities.
The group's warning followed a recent onslaught against bandits by troops of the Nigerian military.
According to the KSPAN, it is either the bandits surrender or suffers the same fate as Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast.
The group, in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Hassan Abu, on Wednesday, April 13, advised the criminal elements to submit themselves to the military.
The group, however, advised the fleeing bandits and their sponsors to take a new leaf else to be wiped out like Boko Haram.
The KSPAN, a citizens' right group for the advancement of peaceful living and for infrastructural development in Kaduna state said the elimination of 17 bandits in Gwagwada district of Chikun local government area is commendable.
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The group said the activities of criminals operating within these suburbs have turned Chikun which used to be one the commercially active and vibrant local governments in the Kaduna metropolis to lose its shine.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some bandits on Tuesday, May 12, attacked Gwagwada district of Chikun local government area in Kaduna state.
The bandits numbering up to 17 were however neutralised by troops of the Nigerian armed forces.
Speaking on the attack, the Defence headquarters said the operation was carried out by troops of Operations Thunderstrike and Whirl Punch with air support from the Air Component of Operation GAMA AIK.
Also, reacting to the incident, Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, condemned the incessant attacks and counterattacks on people among the Fulani and Adara communities in Kajuru local government area of the state.
President Buhari said that the recourse to self-help, instead of the law of the land is the real cause of the killings and counter killings between the two communities.
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