Troops foil kidnap attempt, kill 1 bandit in Kaduna

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By Mohammed Tijjani

KADUNA – Troops have foiled a kidnap attempt in Igabi Local Area , killing one the bandits Friday.
The Commissioner for Internal and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan said in a issued Friday in Kaduna.

Aruwan said, “Troops and police operatives in the early hours Friday, May 7, engaged armed bandits in the Rigachikun axis the Kaduna-Zaria dual carriage way in Igabi LGA.
“The bandits had earlier attacked a Fulani settlement belonging to a popular herder, Damina Kukumake, at Kukumake village
“The bandits who kidnapped some members the herder’ family, also rustled several cattle and were making their escape when agencies received a distress call.
“The personnel comprising troops of the and air force, as well as police operatives, made contact the bandits as they attempted to cross the Kaduna-Zaria expressway.
“In the fierce gun duel, a notorious bandit was neutralized while many bandits escaped bullet wounds.
“During the gunfight, the abducted hostages escaped and the rustled cattle scattered.
“After a check, the remaining cattle were recovered as some were confirmed to have been in the skirmish.”
Aruwan said the troops and police operatives were now combing the area in a clearance operation. (NAN)