- 250 Ansaru Terrorists Killed by Kaduna Police Operatives:
9jatoday has been informed that the Nigerian Police Force in Kaduna State successfully destroyed the camp of a terrorist group known as Ansaru, killing no less than 250 persons belonging to the sect.
According to the report which was made available to newsmen by the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, the operation was carried out by the Operation Puff Adder officers, and with the support of helicopters killed 250 top members of the Ansaru terrorist group during an operation carried out on Wednesday in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
Mba reported that the police officers stormed one of the largest operational camps of the Ansaru sect and successfully eliminated the terrorists.
He added that some bandits and other criminals in the forest were also neutralised during the operation.
Recalling back, the Islamist terrorist group was said to have claimed responsibility for the attack on the convoy of the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umar Bubaram, along the Kaduna-Zaria highway, killing three of his aides and injuring many others in January while the emir was on his way to Zaria on a tour of some traditional institutions in the North as part of preparations for the official inauguration of the Potiskum Central Mosque, Yobe, when the attack occurred.
Further revelations noted that the group’s last attacks were recorded in February 2013 when seven foreign nationals were kidnapped from a compound owned by the Lebanese construction company Setraco in Kano.
Speaking further on the operation, Mba said, “Special operatives of the Operation Puff Adder of the Nigeria Police backed by the Special Forces of the Police Airwing, in a daring offensive operation, stormed one of the largest operational camps of the Ansaru Terror Group (also housing other bandits and kidnappers) located in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, and successfully neutralised over 250 high-profile members of the Ansaru terror group.”
Mba added that “the police Bell helicopter providing aerial and intelligence cover for the ground forces came under attack from bandits using anti-aircraft rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns.”