Troops of the Nigerian Army worked to prevent an attack by some bandits on Sabon Birni community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State
This information was disclosed by the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who also stated that the information was obtained from the military.
Aruwan commended the troops for successfully thwarting the coordinated attacks by bandits on Saturday night while on a visit with other heads of security agencies to Sabon Birni to visit locals and restore their confidence.
Just last week, over 11 people were killed in the Sabon Birnin community of Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.
Having had it easy during the first attack, the bandits thought it wise to plan a second attack on Saturday night,only for their action to be repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army, some of them escaping with bullet wounds from the troops’ superior firepower.
However, despite the thwarted attack by soldiers, residents of the area are yet to come off the shock associated with the attack and they are demanding more security personnel to be posted to the community.
During the meeting with the community leaders drawn from the Sabon Birnin general area, the commissioner solicited their support and cooperation for troops and all the personnel working in the fight against banditry and kidnapping, noting that it is only through such collaboration with security agencies that the war will be won.