By Esther Akaa
Joint security forces have killed ten armed bandits, while several others escaped with gun shot injuries during a gun duel in Kwanan Bataru, on the outskirt of Fatika in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said the security forces also rescued one Alhaji Abubakar Usman, who is likely to have been kidnapped in a neighboring state and was being held by bandits in the area.
The statement said the rescued victim 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 statement said.
The statement noted that Governor Nasir El-Rufai who was impressed by the development, commended the security forces for taking out the notorious bandits.
The governor wished the troops and personnel more success in the ongoing operations across the state.
He therefore, appealed to residents of Fatika general area to report to security agencies, anyone found seeking medical attention for questionable injuries on these numbers: 09034000060 and 08170189999, saying all information received will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.