The rescued victims
Suspected bandits killed two persons in Makoro Iri village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said troops rescued three commuters kidnapped by bandits.
“Bandits invaded the remote village and shot dead the duo identified as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra,” he stated.
“In another development, troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued three travelers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya- Godogodo road in Jema’a LGA. The travelers were abducted by armed bandits who barricaded the road. Troops responded to a distress call and pursued the bandits, rescuing the trio identified as Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday, and Ruth Dauda,”
The rescued travelers’ vehicle, a Peugeot 307, was also recovered, the commissioner added.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted with sadness the report of the attack in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru LGA, and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls, as he sent condolences to their families.
Responding to the report of the rescue in Jema’a LGA, the Governor commended the troops for the swift response. He thanked them for their determined efforts in rescuing the three commuters, and their sustaining of search-and-rescue operations in the area.