Security operatives in gun duel with bandits in Kaduna: 5 rescued, 4 dead


Police officers in operation

By Mohammed Tijjani

Five people abducted by bandits at Uguwan Dankali in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday were rescued after gun duel with their abductors by a joint team of security operatives.

However, four other members of the community have been killed before the intervention of the security operatives, spokesperson for the Command in Kaduna State, ASP Mansir Hassan, stated on Sunday.

According to him, upon receiving a distress call, a joint response team of the police, the military and civilian Joint Task Force went in pursuit of the bandits.

Hassan added that in the gun duel that ensued, the bandits abandoned five victims they already kidnapped.

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“The victims were immediately rescued and conveyed to the hospital alongside the injured,’’ he stated.

He added that the police had arrested a bandit suspected to be one of those that attacked Uguwan Dankali and he was found to be in possession of several military woodland camouflage wears.

He stated also that investigation had since started and efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing other bandits.

Hassan added that Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Mr Musa Garba had commiserated with the families of those that lost their lives to the attack.


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