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Bandits Abduct Over 80 Villagers In Katsina

Terrorists Monday kidnapped over 80 people at Yar-Malamai village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. This was barely 24 hours after the attackers had killed some soldiers at the military camp in the area. According to the Daily Trust, a resident said the attackers returned to the village on Monday, abducted more than 80 people, looted shops, and burnt houses during the operation that lasted for about 10 hours

The Director, of Defence Media Operations, Major-General Edward Buba, clarified that the military recorded four casualties contrary to five reported in the media. He said the soldiers were attached to Operation Hadarin Daji. He said there were two ambushes, explaining that five soldiers, in the process of defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria, sustained minor injuries in the second operation. Buba said despite setbacks, they have been on top of the situation

A political office holder in the area, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed the incident and expressed the community’s dire need for food and shelter. He urged the government to assist the affected residents.

The military high command has acknowledged the killing of four soldiers at Faskari LGA of Katsina on Sunday, with five others sustaining minor injuries in the process of defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria. Major-General Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, clarified that the military recorded four casualties, contrary to the initial report of five.

Despite these setbacks, the military has vowed to tackle the terrorists and maintain tactical superiority on the battlefield. Buba stated that the joint effort of ground troops and air support from Operation HADARIN DAJI has dealt a severe blow to the coalition of terrorists, neutralizing several of them.

The recent attack highlights the worsening security situation in the region, with kidnappings, banditry, and terrorism activities becoming increasingly common. Experts have called for a change in tactics and the dismissal of security chiefs to address the growing insecurity in Nigeria

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