Kaduna State government has confirmed the attacked of the official vehicle of the Emir of Birnin Gwari who was shot by bandits around the Zonkoro axis of the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, within Chikun local government area.

In a statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Aruwan says only the driver, Umar Jibrin, and an orderly, Inspector Sani Yahaya, were in the vehicle, on their way to Kaduna.

According to the statement, the Emir was in Kaduna at the time of the attack, saying that, no life was lost, and the Emirate Council relayed details of the incident to the Kaduna State Government.

In another incident, armed robbers barricaded a bridge leading to Kitansa village, Kauru local government and shot dead one Danladi Goriye, while another, Sunday Garba sustained gunshot wounds.

Similarly, armed bandits barricaded the Buruku-Mando road, Igabi in Local Government area of the State and opened fire on vehicles plying the road, stressing that, one Abdullahi Baballe, a resident of Lema area in Mando, was killed.

The statement explains that, on the 16th March 2021, in Kiffin Chawai District, Kauru Local Government Area, troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued two travelers who had been attacked by a mob of youths in the area.

In another incident, troops of Operation Safe Haven apprehended a suspected bandit informant, Muhammad Sani Abubakar, at Apyimbuu village, Zangon Kataf local government area.

It says the suspect has been handed over to the Police for further investigation.

In another development, troops of Operation Thunder Strike neutralized two bandits during a raid at a suspected bandit camp called Rafin Rikamba in Chikun LGA while Other bandits are suspected to have escaped with Gunshot wounds.

Furthermore, Police personnel intercepted two suspects, Abdullahi Samaila and Adamu Samaila, brothers, from Toro, Bauchi State, along the Kaduna-Saminaka road with 150 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition concealed in the door of their vehicle.

The suspects confessed to supplying ammunition to three previously arrested suspects, Marcus Danladi, Danjuma Dachi and Ibrahim Haruna (arrested in late February) from Plateau State for onward supply to one Usman aka Gurgu in Kaduna State.

The trio were arrested with 1,565 rounds of ammunition on February 28th. Following that, one Suleiman Tukur and his son, Shuaibu Suleiman, were arrested in Karahi as part of the same syndicate. They were in possession of 231 rounds.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai extended his sympathy to the Emir of Birnin Gwari over the attack on his vehicle.

He also sent condolences to the families of those killed by bandits, and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls.

Furthermore, the Governor commended troops and personnel for the successful arrests of suspects and gun runners, as well as the engagement of bandits in clearance operations.

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