Kaduna state government has confirmed the presence of terrorists groups in two local government areas of the state
According to the state government, the terrorists have been luring locals with gifts with a view to recruiting them into the criminal organisations
According to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the terrorists are moving from the North-East to the North-West with the intention of causing havoc
Following recent moves of terrorists, the Kaduna state government has raised an alarm about the activities of the criminals in the state.
The government made this known during the presentation of the first quarter security report for 2022 to the state’s security council, Channels TV reports.
According to commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, members of the Ansaru and Boko Haram terrorists groups have infiltrated some parts of Birnin Gwari and Giwa local government areas.
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He said the terrorists have been luring locals with gifts with a view to recruiting them into the criminal organisations.
Going further, he disclosed that Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed concern that the terrorists are moving from the North-East to the North-West with the intention of causing havoc.
He added that those who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna bound train were Boko Haram terrorists.
The Governor is also worried that the conduct of the 2023 general elections might be compromised in Kaduna state if the security challenges are not addressed.
Corps member killed by stray bullet on Kaduna-Abuja road as soldiers, terrorists clash
Meanwhile, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) died from a stray bullet during a crossfire between security agents and bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
The bandits were engaged by the security agents while they were trying to cross the highway at Kasarami village at about 8 pm on Friday, May 13. The deceased who was serving in Abuja was hit on the head while on a Kaduna-bound commercial vehicle.
A top police officer in the state who did not want to be named because he was not authorized to speak said about seven bandits were killed during the crossfire.