Terrorist suspected to be bandits attacked a security checkpoint at Mil Takwas (Mile 8) in the Jibia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, torching two operational cars and one private vehicle.
More than fifty attackers, according to sources, came from the Bugaje region, but a motorcyclist informed security personnel at the checkpoint to their activity.
He stated that soldiers were present approximately thirty minutes earlier, but fled for Jibia after getting word that further attackers were approaching the town from the Tsambe village region.
Soldiers were dispatched to repel the bandits from Bugaje because their movements were anticipated.
“However, the soldiers received another word that around 50 motorcycle-riding bandits were en route to Jibia from the Tsambe region, so they left to prevent the attack.
“About 30 minutes later, a motorcycle informed the security agents at the checkpoint that he had spotted the criminals approaching; however, only a handful of them were armed, so they fled, and the bandits attacked and set fire to three vehicles,” the source explained.
According to a second report, the security agents at the checkpoint exchanged gunfire with the robbers before they retreated, salvaged what they could, and abandoned their two blazing vehicles.
The Customs Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Isah Danbaba confirmed the occurrence when contacted.
“Yes, there was an attack; according to the account we received, the attackers set fire to two operational vehicles and one private automobile belonging to an officer.
“One of the trucks belongs to the Nigerian Immigration Service, while the other belongs to Customs.” “As we speak, we are en route to the site to do an assessment there,” he said.
During the invasion, no one was murdered or harmed, he added.