It has been reported that there are over 600 bandits, on Zangang Hill in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State. However the state government has spoken contrary to the report, saying there are no armed bandits on the hill.
A few days ago, it was reported through a widely publicised press statement, that over 600 armed bandits were indeed in the area.
Samuel Aruwan, state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, said in a statement issues today, that the state government reached out to the security agencies for immediate action.
“Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, the military units deployed by Defence Headquarters in response to the security challenges in Plateau, Bauchi and parts of Kaduna State, and a detachment of the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army carried out extensive fighting patrols to the said Zangang Hill on 21st June 2020.
“The fighting patrol stretched up to the Kagoro Hills and other suspected hideouts. Troops did not encounter any group of armed bandits throughout the extensive fighting patrols,” the statement explained.
The statement went on to say that not a single bandit camp was found in the area and that no human activity was evident around the area.
“Citizens with credible information on any criminal activity, including banditry, are encouraged to confide their suspicions to security agencies and government for prompt action,” The statement advised.