Troops Commence Fighting Patrols on Kaduna-Abuja Road
Kaduna State Government has confirmed smooth movements of motorists and travelers plying the Kaduna-Abuja Road which cuts across Chikun, Kachia and Kagarko local government areas of the state.
The commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said vehicular movement is active on the double lane road, as commercial activities are also visible in local markets in Akilubu, Rijana, Kateri, Jere, Doka, Sabon Gayan and other communities surrounding the main road.
He said ground troops of the Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) and Police Operatives of the Operation Puff Adder are presently carrying out aggressive fighting patrols on the route, that stretches the three local government areas.
The Kaduna State Government’s team and Coordinator of OPTS, Colonel Ibrahim Gambari have been touring the route soliciting support for security agencies.
At the community engagement on Thursday at Akilubu village, the Commissioner, Samuel Aruwan who addressed religious, traditional and community leaders said: “We are here to solicit your support for the troops and personnel working on the Kaduna-Abuja Road and the general area. Credible information is key. With actionable intelligence, security agencies can get ahead of the bandits.
“As you are all witnessing, troops have been taking the battle to the bandits and this is made possible because they got credible intelligence. So, please cooperate with them and support them so that we will get it right and maintain security on the road.”
The Commissioner who took journalists round different locations at Gidan Bussa axis of the road said:
“Contrary to reports that motorists and travelers have abandoned the road, you can see for yourselves that motorists are plying both sides of the dual carriage way.”
He added that the state government under the leadership of Governor Nasir El-Rufai will continue to work with the military, police and all agencies in the battle against armed bandits in the state.