Government has explained that it was during operations against bandits in
Chikun bushes that bullets targeted at criminals partly destroyed the building
of the church situated in the village of Kabarasha in Chikun, the state’s local
by the Commissioner on Sunday, he said that Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai had
“directed the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs to
evaluate the situation and to send a report so that the harm to the (Kaduna)
church could be remedied.”
Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan noted
that no civilian casualty was recorded in the incidence.
praised the Nigerian military for mounting successful operations against
bandits in Chikun, Igabi, Giwa, and Birnin Gwari local government areas and
other locations. The government noted that the Air force operation which
occurred on Thursday and Friday was successful.
said that the operation “successfully neutralized many bandits in Chikun local
government while working on other targets,’’ adding that the State Government
has been briefed.
against bandits in a nearby location last Thursday, munitions aimed at the
criminals partly damaged an Assemblies of God Church building in Kabarasha
Village in Chikun local government. No civilian casualty was recorded in the
incidence,” he noted.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has “directed the Commissioner of Internal
Security and Home Affairs to assess the situation and present a report so that
the damage to the church can be repaired.”
his team are engaging critical stakeholders on the matter and will soon report
progress to the Governor,’’ the statement added.
the overall performance of the joint military action “would help raise
farmers’ morale to cultivate their land and escape the danger of food scarcity
and the impoverishment of civilians that the bandit’s impunity the give rise
teams of Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Whirl Punch, and Nigerian Air
Force Gama Aiki, comprising Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army units, are
currently conducting joint operations against armed bandits in the state.