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Kaduna To Present Q3 Security Report Tomorrow, Days After Face-off With Terrorists

The report is to be presented a few days after security forces in the northwestern state killed 10 terrorists and rescued an abductee in Giwa local government.

The Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs will present its security report for the third quarter of 2021 to the governor,  Nasir El-Rufai tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 20.

This was contained in a statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications. 

The report will be presented by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria. 

The Governor established the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in 2019 with a mandate to manage the state government’s relationship with the federal security agencies and coordinate their activities towards securing the state and its people.

The presentation of the report will be attended by officials from the military, police, and other security agencies and guests from the academia, civil society, the media, and members of the diplomatic corps.

Aruwan revealed on Monday that security forces killed 10 ‘bandits’ in Giwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state and rescued one hostage. Also, motorcycles and other items were left behind by terrorists during the face-off. 

The joint security forces came in contact with the terrorists in Kwanan Bataru, on the outskirts of Fatika in Giwa LGA where they subsequently engaged them. Aside from those killed, several others escaped with gunshot injuries. 

One Alhaji Abubakar Usman, who is likely to have been kidnapped in a neighboring state and was being held by terrorists in the area, was rescued by the troops, and is said to be debriefed at the moment.

Apart from motorcycles, the terrorists left behind one revolver, mobile phones, torchlights, and some charms. In addition, one of the shelters used to hold hostages was razed.

Governor El-Rufai commended the security forces for taking out the terrorists and wished the troops and personnel more success in the ongoing operations across the state. 

The state government appealed to residents of Fatika general area to report to security agencies by phone anyone found seeking medical attention for questionable injuries. It promised that all information received will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. 

At the moment, telecommunication services have been shut down in several local governments deemed to be terrorist flashpoints in the state and Giwa is one of them.

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