Nigerian Army gunned down 16 bandits in Kaduna

Nigerian Army gunned down 16 bandits in Kaduna
Nigerian Army gunned down 16 bandits in Kaduna

A viral video showing troops in Nigerian Army camouflage transferring several bandits into a military van has sparked controversy.

Many people believed the suspects were bandits who attacked Kakura hamlet in Kaduna State’s Chikun LGA on Sunday.

When troops and vigilantes raided Kakura about 11 p.m. on Saturday, 16 bandits were killed down by soldiers and vigilantes, according to a local. During the gunfire with security personnel, he stated 17 others were hurt.

“The bandits arrived in the neighbourhood to kidnap inhabitants, but the residents battled them with the support of Nigerian Army and vigilantes, and I believe 16 of them were killed and 17 others were injured,” he added.

Another source told our correspondent that a community leader, Isiaku Madaki, was slain by suspected bandits at his home in Kakura in the early hours of Sunday morning.

In retaliation, he alleged, enraged neighbours invaded a neighbouring Fulani hamlet, killing 14 people.

ASP Mohammed Jalige, the Public Relations Officer for the Kaduna State Police Command, stated he would gather further information and call back, but has not done so as of the time of reporting this article.

However, Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, said the government was waiting for input from security services on the viral video and operations taking place in several areas of interest.

“As a result, no information can be supplied at this moment on the legitimacy of video footage circulating,” Aruwan said in a statement. Updates will be released to the media and citizenry as soon as exact operational input is obtained.”

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