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Bandits’ attack leaves one dead, three injured in Zangon Kataf LGA

  • Troops recover two-AK 47 rifles, over 43 rounds of ammunition

Security agencies have reported an attack by suspected bandits on some locals in a recreational joint at Wawan Rafi village, Zangon Kataf local government area.

The security agencies in a feedback to Kaduna State Government said a citizen, one John Isah was confirmed dead following the attack and three others injured, listed as follows:

Fidelix Jacob
Abraham Isah
Philemon Adamu

The security agencies added that two AK 47 rifles were recovered, along with over 43 rounds of ammunition from two individuals, Malachi Akut and Gabas Gaje. They were immediately arrested for further interrogation.

The security report further said, while the troops were trailing the bandits, an irate mob comprising youths and some individuals launched a violent protest and forcibly freed the arrested suspects from custody, aiding their escape.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the dead, while wishing the injured speedy recovery.

The Governor frowned at the disruption of security operation and further directed security agencies to proceed with thorough investigations into the attack and subsequent protests.

Investigations into the incidents are in progress.

Signed

Samuel Aruwan

Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.

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