(FILES) This picture taken on April 30, 2013 shows Nigerian troops patrolling in the streets of the remote northeast town of Baga, Borno State. Nigeria's military said on May 16, 2013 that it was ready to launch air strikes against Boko Haram Islamists as several thousand troops moved to the remote northeast to retake territory seized by the insurgents. A force of "several thousand" soldiers along with fighter jets and helicopter gunships have been deployed for the offensive in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state, he added. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEIPIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

The military task force in charge of security in Plateau state and Southern Kaduna, Operation Safe Haven has deployed more troops to Nandu-Gbok village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Commander of the operation Major General Augustine Agundu, made this known during an Medical Outreach to the area.

He said that troops were immediately deployed to the area when the crisis broke out.

According to Agundu, more troops have been deployed to the area to prevent a reoccurrence and to ensure that normalcy returned to the community.

The commander stated that as part of its non-kinetic strategy to promote peaceful coexistence in the area, it has organised a media outreach/feeding programme for residents of the community. He explained that the deployment of the troops was to encourage the people in the area to remain in their community and live peaceful and normal lives.

Armed bandits suspected to be herdsmen on Monday attacked Nandu-Gbok village, killed at least 10 persons and burnt down no fewer than 30 houses in the same community.