Security agencies Friday night repelled armed bandits and rescued two persons: Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko, while Sani Khalil is still missing in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The agencies explained that the armed bandits ambushed troops and security operatives patrolling Rigasa-Link Road at Rugar Bello Junction.
The operatives added that the Armoured Personnel Carrier of the police was riddled with bullets.
“The bandits who were denied freedom of action escaped while stray bullets hit two citizens driving from Mando axis of Rigasa-Link Road.
“The two citizens were rushed to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital but sadly, one of them, one Rabiu Awwal, died while the second citizen (Umar El-Khattab) is responding to treatment,” said a statement by Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
The statement noted that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has sent a condolence to the deceased’s family and offered prayers for the repose of his soul. He also wished the citizen recuperating a speedy recovery.
The governor also commended troops and police personnel that repelled the armed bandits and rescued two citizens.
As the troops and police continue to carry out aggressive patrols in the general area, the El-Rufai administration assured that it would keep keep citizens informed of security development in the state.