29th August, 2021
The Kaduna State Government on Sunday confirmed that bandits invaded Makoro Iri village, Kajuru LGA in the state.
Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the development.
He said the attack led to the death of 2 persons.
Aruwan added that Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i has sent condolence messages to the families and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls.
Aruwan also said Troops of Operation Safe Haven, in another development, rescued three travelers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya-Godogodo road, in Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA), of the state.
He said the travelers were abducted by bandits who barricaded the road.
“Troops responded to a distress call, and pursued the bandits, rescuing the victims.
“The rescued travelers’ vehicle, a Peugeot 307, was also recovered.
“Responding to the report of the rescue, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, commended the troops for the swift response,” Aruwan said.
He said the governor thanked them for their determined efforts in rescuing the three commuters, and their sustenance of search-and-rescue operations in the area.