In course of a gun duel with security operatives, ten of bandits were eliminated while several others escaped with gun shot injuries in Kaduna state.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
“The joint security forces came in contact with the heavily armed bandits in Kwanan Bataru, on the outskirts of Fatika in Giwa local government area and subsequently engaged them.”
“One Alhaji Abubakar Usman, who is likely to have been kidnapped in a neighboring state and was being held by bandits in the area, was rescued by the troops, and is being debriefed at the moment.”
He added that some of the bandits who managed to escape left behind several motorcycles, one revolver, mobile phones, torchlights and some charms. One of the sheds used by the bandits to hold hostages was burnt.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai commended the security forces for taking out the notorious bandits. The Governor wishes the troops and personnel more success in the ongoing operations across the state.