Following last weekend’s breakthrough, security forces have continued with clearance operations in identified bandit and terrorist enclaves around Kaduna State.
A statement by the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan stated that recent operational feedback to the state government indicated that troops of Operation Forest Sanity carried out a raid and rescue operations in the early hours of Tuesday in Kuriga and Manini communities of Chikun local Government Area.
According to the report, the troops made contact and engaged bandits at the suspected enclave.
Aruwan further said that after clearing the camp, the troops rescued six kidnapped citizens who were held at the location. They are: Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu and Khadijah Mohammed (along with her infant child).
The rescued persons have been safely reunited with their families, the statement added.
The Commissioner said: “The Kaduna State Government has noted the report, and especially the rescue of six kidnapped citizens, with gratitude. The government warmly commended the troops, police personnel, intelligence operatives, vigilante members and other security forces, for another successful round of operations.
“The Kaduna State Government conveys its deep appreciation to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, and the Director General, Department of State Services, for the ongoing wave of onslaughts against criminal enclaves.
“Security forces will continue operations in the general area and other locations of interest across the state. Further updates will be reported accordingly”.