The Kastina State Governor Dikko Radda has joined a combined team of security operatives to engage terrorists at Zakka forest on the Zakka community in Safana Local Government Area of the state, and subsequently foiled an attack on the community.
Penpushing reports that Radda was in Safana to inaugurate an empowerment programme sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abduljalal Runka, when the operatives received distress calls that terrorists planned to attack Zakka village
The Governor subsequently call off the programme to advance to the forest alongside the security operatives in engaging the terrorist, who later advanced to the hills, while in the process a 33-year-old man abducted by bandits was rescued
Penpushing further reports that the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Kaula Mohammed confirmed the development in a statement, adding that after repelling the attack, the Governor directed that the rescued victim, who was shot in the leg by the terrorists, be taken to hospital for urgent treatment.
‘Governor Radda and some few members of his entourage then joined the combined team of security personnel comprising officers of the Nigeria Police, Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji, ground troops of the Army, and Community Security Watch Corps’, he wrote
‘They engaged the terrorists at Zakka forest before the criminals advanced to the hills. A 33-year-old man was bravely rescued by the gallant troops after a heavy gun battle with the terrorists which lasted almost 30 minutes. However, the terrorists were fortunate to escape without suffering casualty after their callous mission was thwarted,” he said.
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