Kaduna govt commends Police over foiled kidnap attempt

Kaduna State Government has commended police operatives who thwarted bandits following an kidnapping Dankande, Igabi local government area on Monday.

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal and Home Affairs, Kaduna State disclosed this a statement Tuesday.

He said yhe officers, while providing an escort detail to an expatriate late on Monday night, ran into an ambush laid by bandits around Dankande.

After a prolonged gun duel, bandits repelled, many carrying serious gunshot wounds as they fled into forest. A subsequent search of area yielded the lifeless body of of bandits, along four AK-47 magazines, loaded 120 rounds of ammunition. A mobile phone was also recovered, and now central to ongoing investigations.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai welcomed the report satisfaction, and has conveyed his gratitude to the Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Muri and his team. The Governor reserved special praise for the operatives who foiled the attack, and lauded their gallantry.

Letters of commendation from the Governor will be issued to the police operatives, Aruwan said.