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Security agents kill 10 bandits in Kaduna

Security operatives have killed ten bandits terrorizing Giwa local government area of Kaduna State.

In a statement issued by Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, says 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.

In the course of the gun duel, ten of the bandits were eliminated while several others escaped with gun shot injuries.

“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” Mr Aruwan stated.

It says the bandits who escaped left behind several motorcycles, one revolver, mobile phones, torchlights and some charms.

Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai commended the security forces for taking out the notorious bandits and wished the personnel more success in the ongoing operations across the state.

He appealed to residents of Fatika general area to report to security agencies anyone found seeking medical attention for questionable injuries on these numbers: 09034000060 and 08170189999.

Reporting by Aminu Dalhatu, Edited by Adeniyi Bakare