Police foil bandit attack, kill 1 along Kaduna-Abuja road



The Police in Kaduna State says its operatives have foiled a  bandit attack and killed a notorious bandit on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Thursday morning.

ASP. Mohammed Jalige, the Public Relations Officer disclosed this while newsmen in Kaduna.

“At about 7a.m the received a distress call at about 5:45a.m that some bandits in number blocked Kaduna-Abuja highway close to a bridge along Kasarami village and were shooting at motorists.

“The immediately mobilised personnel Operation Puff Adder I at Rijana Nipping Point and they responded swiftly and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel.

“This resulted in the death one the bandits while others scampered into forest with varying degrees gun wounds.

“Unfortunately, a commercial driver and his conductor a vehicle with Reg. No. Lagos KDR 602 XF were caught up in the crossfire and both lost their lives,” he said.

Jalige said the security risk level have been raised and all personnel at Nipping Points along the  expressway have been placed on red alert to prevent any attack.

He said in spite the incident, motorist are now plying the road freely.

The spokesman said that the corpse the bandit would profiled, while while those the driver and conductor have been deposited at St. Gerald in Kakuri Kaduna.

He appealed to to always security agents timely information for proactive response.(NAN).