The security agencies have informed Kaduna State Government that they have repelled armed bandits on Friday night in the Igabi local government area.
According to the agencies, the armed bandits ambushed troops and security operatives patrolling Rigasa-Link Road at Rugar Bello Junction.
A statement signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan, 21st November 2020 disclosed that the operatives rescued two persons, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko while Sani Khalil is still missing.
Similarly, the Armoured Personnel Carrier of the police was riddled with bullets as can be seen in the attached pictures.
The bandits who were denied freedom of action escaped while stray bullets hit two citizens driving from the Mando axis of the Rigasa-Link Road into
The two citizens were rushed to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital but sadly, one of them, Rabiu Awwal died while the second citizen (Umar El-Khattab) is responding to treatment.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolence to the deceased’s family and offered prayers for the repose of his soul. The Governor wishes the citizen recuperating a speedy recovery.
The Governor also commended troops and police personnel that repelled the armed bandits and rescue two citizens.
The troops and police are still carrying out aggressive patrols in the general area.
The government will continue to keep citizens informed of security development.