Following the disclosure of the Nigerian Police that it killed 250 terrorists and bandits in Kudaru forest, in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state, there have been arguments on social media if numbers give were factual.
This is because overtime, Nigerians have found it difficult to trust security agencies in the country, given the rising insecurity across the nation.
Residents in the area, however, said the police might have left the corpses inside the forest.
Some of them who spoke to Daily Trust revealed that villages close to Kudaru forest had been deserted for years due to the activities of bandits.
They said they noticed increased police vehicles and personnel moving towards the forest on Tuesday, February 4 but said no corpse was moved out after the operation.
“The police must have left the bodies inside the forest because nobody saw them moving bodies either of the bandits or their personnel from the forest. And the forest is not safe for us to go and verify,” one of them said.
Birnin Gwari shares boundaries with Katsina, Niger, Zamfara states and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna.
When contacted, police spokesman Frank Mba, said: “The truth is that we inflicted huge damage on them, by the time we pulled out in the night, the information we have is that the terrorist buried their own.”