Ten armed bandits shot dead by combined forces of Police, other Security Agencies

Ten of the bandits terrorising Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna and environs have been confirmed gunned down by security operatives.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the development in a statement on Monday said the bandits were among those hibernating around some flashpoints in the State.

According to Aruwan: “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 gunshot 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.

“The bandits who managed to escape left behind several motorcycles, one revolver, mobile phones, torchlights and some charms. One of the sheds used by the bandits to hold hostages was burnt.

“The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai commended the security forces for taking out the notorious bandits. The Governor wishes the troops and personnel more success in the ongoing operations across the State.”

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