The Sector Commander of Operation Safe Haven in Kafanchan, Colonel David Nwakonobi has stated that bandits terrorizing Southern Kaduna have been arrested.
Nwakonobi said recently that eight suspects were arrested at different locations with dangerous weapons in their possession during the operation carried out by the task force.
He said that some of the items recovered from the suspects include locally fabricated pump action guns, locally made pistols, 9 mm ammunition, machetes, and motorcycles.
”One of the militiamen involved in the last attack in one of the communities was killed in a shootout and his corpse was discovered in Kibori village during a rescue operation by the troops,” Nwakonobi said.
Daily Times reports that Southern Kaduna has suffered a lot of attacks by unknown gunmen in recent times leaving scores of people dead.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, in a meeting with traditional rulers last week sought support from Traditional Rulers over the recent killings in the southern part of the state.
He urged the traditional rulers to fish out criminal elements in their midst.