Troops impede bandit attack, rescued victim in Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government, speaking through the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has said that troops obstructed bandits attack and neutralised two of them in Birnin Yero, Igabi Local Government area of the state.
According to the report made available to the state government by the military, bandits barricaded the road from Birnin Yero to Kosau, where they kidnapped one Mr Sulaiman Abubakar.
Samuel Aruwan further stated that an alarm was raised and troops from the Jura military base swiftly mobilized to the location and pursued the retreating bandits, adding that, a gun duel followed, and the troops prevailed, neutralizing two of the bandits and rescuing the abducted person.
He said, governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his elation at the report, and commended the troops for their swift response, pursuit of the bandits and the successful rescue.
He encouraged them to keep up the good work towards denying bandits freedom of action altogether.
The Governor conveyed his best wishes to the rescued hostage, who has since been reunited with his family. Security agencies will sustain monitoring and patrols in the general area.
The Bandit conflict in northwest Nigeria is an ongoing conflict between the country’s government and various gangs and ethnic militias.