Bandits kill two, as troops rescue three commuters in Kaduna

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Two persons have been confirmed killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan made this known in a statement on Sunday.

The Commissioner said: “Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that two persons have been killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru local government area.”

Aruwan said, according to the report, bandits invaded the remote village and shot dead the duo identified as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra.

In another development, the Commissioner said troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued three travelers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya- Godogodo road in Jema’a LGA.

According to him: “The travellers were abducted by armed bandits who barricaded the road. Troops responded to a distress call and pursued the bandits, rescuing the trio identified as follows: Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday and Ruth Dauda.

“The rescued travelers’ vehicle, a Peugeot 307, was also recovered.

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