armed bandits, Kidnappers
armed bandits, Kidnappers

Birnin-Gwari Union Hails Elimination of 250 Bandits by Police

Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) writes to wholeheartedly commend the gallantry of the Police Officers who embarked on an Operation “Puff Adder” to dislodge, disband and neutralize bandits and kidnappers in their dens and enclaves in Kuduru forest in Birnin Gwari of Kaduna State.

After years of assaults, trauma and offensives against the people of Birnin Gwari, whom have been terrorized heavily by the armed bandits, thereby rustling our cattles, armed robbery, kidnappings, tortures and killings, we have sigh of relief now that over 250 bandits have been neutralized. This is indeed a commendable feat.

Armed banditry in Birnin Gwari has resulted to fear and economic downturns. Many businesses have crippled as people were gripped by fear and uncertainties about their lives and properties. Birnin Gwari has unjustly suffered on the hands of bandits who are demonic and diabolical killers. We have lost billions to banditry, particularly through ransoms, farm scorching and armed robbery.

Several efforts were made to curb the rising tides of insecurity in Birnin Gwari land, but such efforts have outrightly failed to address the issues as armed banditry and kidnappings continue unabated in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.

As we almost lose hope, we are once again emboldened by the good news that the Nigerian Police Force have through their Operation Puff Adder neutralized a substantial number of bandits and kidnappers who have been operating stealthily in the name of Ansaru.

Thus, BEPU strongly commends the Nigerian Police for the resillience and professionalism they nurtured and used during the operation that lasted for 7 hours in Kuduru forest. The entire people of Birnin Gwari is deeply grateful to the Inspector General of Police and the entire specialised teams deployed to combat armed banditry in Birnin Gwari.

BEPU urge the Nigerian Police to continue with the gallant job and
chase away the bandits and kidnappers who have been terrorising us.

We also call on Nigerians to continue to pray against armed banditry in Nigeria and especially the heinous instance of banditry and kidnapping torturing the peace-loving people of Birnin Gwari.

BEPU sympathises with the Police Officers who have sustained some injuries during the Kuduru operation. We pray to God to heal them and strengthen them towards doing their jobs.

BEPU calls on the people of Birnin Gwari to co-operate with the entire security outfits deployed in our area to help in combating crimes and banditry.

Isah Muhammad Galadima
Secretary General, BEPU.