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Troops Kill One Bandit, Rescue Kidnap Victims In Kaduna

Security operatives on Friday engaged bandits rescued kidnap victims and killed one of the bandits, leaving others with bullet wounds on the Kaduna-Zaria expressway.

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the development in a statement said, people kidnapped by the bandits were rescued and cattle rustled recovered.

The Commissioner said the bandits had earlier attacked a Fulani settlement at Kukumake village where they kidnapped people and rustled cattle.

According to him: “Troops and police operatives in the early hours of today, Friday, 7th May 2021 engaged armed bandits in the Rigachikun axis of the Kaduna-Zaria dual carriageway in Igabi LGA.

“The bandits had earlier attacked a Fulani settlement belonging to a popular herder, Damina Kukumake, at Kukumake village.

“The bandits who kidnapped some members of the herder’s family also rustled several cattle and were making their escape when security agencies received a distress call.

“The security personnel comprising troops of the army and air force, as well as police operatives, made contact with the bandits as they attempted to cross the Kaduna-Zaria expressway.

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