Troops neutralise, arrest several bandits in Kaduna
Hudu Yakubu, Abuja
Troops carrying out different operations in Kaduna have neutralised and arrested several bandits on motorcycles who were spotted fleeing into the forest at Sabon Madada.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this, added that the Air platforms conducted armed missions over various locations of interest including Rahama, Sabon Birni, Albasu, Walawa, Doka, Kerawa, Rikau, Galadimawa, Kidandan, Kufai, Shantu, Dogon Dawa, Takama, Damari, Saulawa, Kuduru-Ungwan Yako track, Yadi, Sofa, Muya and adjoining settlements.
Aruwan further said that missions were conducted over Kampani Doka, Nachubi, Sabon Madada, Naganda, Farin Ruwa, Kwasakwasa, Sabon Kuyello, Sabon Layilasan, Galadimawa, Kidandan, Dogon Dawa, Damari, Saulawa and adjoining settlements.
According to him, “as contained in the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, a suspicious abandoned settlement was observed just north of Sofa. Probing shots were fired and no movements were observed.
Ground troops reported calm situations at Sabon Birni and Dogon Dawa. Other locations were similarly reported quiet”.
The Commissioner also revealed that troops apprehended two suspected bandits, Ibrahim Muhammad and Muhammad Badamasi, who were part of a gang that shot at some fishermen at the Kungor village riverbank, in Damakasuwa District, Kauru local government area.
He said in another operation carried out, troops arrested one Stephen Yaro in Kigwanu village, Kauru local government area, for possession of a locally made rifle concealed under his motorcycle seat.
“All of the suspects are in custody for preliminary investigations”.
” Similarly, police personnel arrested two suspected kidnappers, Musa Sabiu and Umar Sule along Ganagira-Soba road in Soba local government area.
“The suspects were in possession of a rifle and a machete”.
Aruwan explained that the state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai received the feedback with gratitude to the troops and crews for their consistency and dedication.
Governor El-Rufai used the opportunity to task the security agencies to ensure diligent investigations of the apprehended suspects.