A terrorist camp in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State was attacked by troops of "Operation Forest Sanity" on Tuesday.
The troops attacked Kuriga and Manini towns in the local government and freed six hostages, a statement by the state’s home affairs and internal security commissioner, Samuel Aruwan said on Wednesday.
According to Aruwan, the freed hostages are Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu, and Khadijah Mohammed along with her baby.
The commissioner said the raid was carried out early Tuesday morning, adding that the troops promised that such operations would continue to rid the state of terrorists.
The statement read, “Following the weekend breakthrough, security forces have continued with clearance operations in identified bandit and terrorist enclaves around the state.
“From recent operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, troops of Operation Forest Sanity in the early hours of Tuesday carried out a raid, and rescue operations, in Kuriga and Manini communities of Chikun local government area.
“According to the report, the troops made contact and engaged bandits at the suspected enclave. After clearing the camp, the troops rescued six kidnapped citizens who were held at the location.
“The Kaduna State Government has noted the report, and especially the rescue of six kidnapped citizens, with gratitude. The Government warmly commended the troops, police personnel, intelligence operatives, vigilante members and other security forces for another successful round of operations.
“The Kaduna State Government conveys its deep appreciation to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, and the Director General, Department of State Services, for the ongoing wave of onslaughts against criminal enclaves.
“Security forces will continue operations in the general area and other locations of interest across the state. Further updates will be reported accordingly.”