The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday, said troops foiled bandits’ attack, just as they neutralised two bandits in Igabi Local Government area of the state.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, stated this in a statement.
According to him, the military authorities have reported to the Kaduna State Government that troops foiled an attack by bandits in Birnin Yero, Igabi local government area.
According to the report, bandits barricaded the road from Birnin Yero to Kosau, where they kidnapped one Sulaiman Abubakar.
He said, 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.