Troops kill bandits behind NDA attack, abduction of students in Kaduna
The Kaduna state government says troops of the Nigerian army have killed bandits who attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
Two officers were said to have been killed when the bandits attacked the academy in August 2021.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security, said the troops engaged the bandits at tollgate general area of Chikun LGA.
The commissioner said Boderi Isiya, a “notorious” bandit who is said to be the gang leader, ”narrowly escaped” being killed.
“A painstaking check with credible human intelligence sources further confirmed that Boderi and his terror group had a bad day at the hands of the combat-ready troops,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
“According to the reports, the troops engaged the bandits around the Tollgate general area of Chikun LGA. The bandits scrambled in retreat, only to run into another ambush laid by the troops in Sabon Gida general area.
“The troops engaged the bandits ferociously, and ultimately subdued them.
“Corpses and weapons were recovered at the scene, while some of the terrorists eventually died from bullet wounds.
“Boderi’s deadly second in command, one Musti, was among those identified to have been eliminated, alongside one Yellow Mai-Madrid and one Dan-Katsinawa, with others yet to be identified. Some of the terrorists are battling with life-threatening wounds.
“Musti and Boderi were responsible for the security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and kidnappings of students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, the Emir of Bungudu and several other citizens last year.”
The commissioner said citizens with useful information regarding bandits seeking medical attention should contact the following numbers: 09034000060, 08170189999.