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Special Forces Kill Dozens Of Kaduna-Abuja Highway Kidnappers

In a very strategic move, Special Forces deployed to tackle the incessant kidnapping of travellers along Kaduna-Abuja highways have succeeded in killing dozens of bandits suspected to be behind recent kidnapping.

Video footage obtained by PRNigeria show the corpses of more than a dozen kidnappers that were killed this week.

Some of the corpses were recognised as residents within some of the communities.

A security source confirmed that there was a massive deployment of troops comprising military, police and intelligence operatives in selected communities along the highways.

“Before the Presidential directive, some deployments were effected. The directive has now influenced more deployment and provision of equipment and intelligence gathering tools to fight the bandits.

“We have so far killed more than a dozen armed bandits who attempted to escape on motorcycles after sighting the movements of the troops.

“Most of them are behind recent abductions on the highways as some people identified the corpses as known faces within the communities,” a top Military source said on the condition of anonymity.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, yesterday, November 25, gave marching orders to the security chiefs to go after insurgents, bandits and terrorists, at the meeting of the National Security Council (NSC).

The President emphasised that they must not rest until all Nigerians sleep with their eyes closed, asking them to pay special attention and surveillance on the Abuja-Kaduna Road.

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Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has announced the restoration of telecommunications services that were earlier suspended in some parts of the state.

The government had, on September 30, shut down the networks as part of efforts geared towards checking the activities of bandits.

Kaduna had joined fellow Northwest states like Zamfara and Sokoto, who had earlier taken the same measure to curb banditry and rising insecurity.

The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, announced the restoration of the network services while addressing journalists on Friday.

Aruwan said the state government has contacted the relevant federal agencies to effect the immediate restoration of telecommunication services which were suspended in some local government areas.

He said that the other measures announced as part of the security containment orders remain in force.

These include the prohibition of motorcycles all over the state, the ban on weekly markets, transportation of cattle, and the prohibition of sale of fuel in jerrycans in specified local government areas.

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