Kaduna State said troops foiled attack by bandits and rescued seven persons in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan who disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Kaduna
Said: “Security agencies have reported to the state government that troops foiled an attack by bandits in Ungwan Garama, located in the Maraban Rido general area of Chikun LGA.”
According to the report, a distress call was received from the area and security forces swiftly responded, mobilized to the location and engaged the bandits.
“After an intense exchange, the superior firepower of the troops forced the criminals to flee in disarray.
“The security forces exploited the withdrawal route of the bandits, and were thus able to rescue seven persons who had been kidnapped”.
He explained that all of the rescued have been reunited with their families.
The Commissioner said that Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i commended the security forces for their spirited efforts and speed of response.
He congratulated them on the safe rescue of the seven citizens.
The Governor conveyed his warm regards and best wishes to the rescued persons.
“Security forces have sustained patrols in the general area,” Aruwan said.