In what seems to be an unending series of bandit attacks in Kaduna State, bandits on Tuesday evening killed a soldier while three others sustained gunshot injuries during a gun battle in Akoti village near Kagarko town.
Confirming the incident, a community resident, Musa Arungo, said that a civilian was also injured during the exchange of gunfire with the bandits.
He added that the bandits attack in Kaduna occurred on Tuesday evening.
Reports reveal that the bandits rustled over 80 cows and were passing through Akpoti village when soldiers were alerted.
In response, the soldiers engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle, leading to the death of one soldier and injuries sustained by three others.
“Unfortunately, the bandits killed a soldier, wounded three in the process.
“One of the villagers was hit by a stray bullet from the bandits and he is currently receiving treatment at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) in Gwagwalada,” he said
The Madaki of Janjala, Samaila Babangida, also confirmed the incident, adding that “from the information I received this morning, the soldiers came from Kaduna to evacuate the three injured soldiers and the corpse of the one killed.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him.
In other news, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command is set to begin a special operation, tagged: “Operation Scorpion” on unlatched articulated trucks from March.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command, said it would begin a special operation, tagged: “Operation Scorpion” on unlatched articulated trucks from March 25 in the state.
The state sector commander, Babatunde Farinloye, disclosed this in a statement signed by the Corps Head of Public Education and Enlightenment Superintendent, Bisi Sonusi, on Wednesday.
According to him, the command arrested 19 articulated unlatched trucks between March 10 and March 16 within the state.
“We will commence clampdown on unlatched containerised trucks that falls through our “Operation Scorpion” aimed at tackling the incessant crashes caused by unlatched containers within the state,” he said.