-By Ismail Auwal
Security operatives have rescued two people from bandits operating around Rigasa link road, according to Kaduna State Government.
The government of Kaduna state was informed about this development by the security agencies, who claimed that they have repelled armed bandits on Friday night in Igabi local government area.
“The operatives rescued two persons, Sahabi Lawal and Dan Aliko, while Sani Khalil is still missing,” said Samuel Aruwan in a statement released to the press.
According to him, “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.”
The two people rescued by the security were rushed to 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, “but sadly one of them, Rabiu Awwal, died while the second citizen (Umar El-Khattab) is responding to treatment.”
Mr. Aruwan stated that, “Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolences to the deceased’s family, and offered prayers for the repose of his soul. The Governor wishes those recuperating a speedy recovery.”
Further, Governor El-Rufai has commended the troops and police personnel that repelled the armed bandits and rescued the two people from captivity, for their bravery .
Over the past 6 years, Kaduna state has been facing insecurity, with increasing cases of banditry and kidnappings.
These challenges of insecurity have led to the loss of several lives and injuries, in addition to economic loss from payment of ransoms by the affected families. So far, the government has not been able to contain the situation.