At least 10 armed bandits hibernating around some flash points in Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria have met their disastrous end. State
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure in a statement.
He said 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 of the State and subsequently engaged them.
In the course of the gun duel, 10 of the bandits were killed while several others escaped with gunshot injuries.
One Abubakar Usman, who is likely to have been kidnapped in a neighbouring 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.
Aruwan Added that the State government is appealing to residents of the Fatika general area to report to security agencies anyone found seeking medical attention for questionable injuries.