The security forces in Kaduna State encountered  heavily armed bandits in Kwanan Bataru, on the outskirts of Fatika in the Giwa local government area of the state and engaged them in a firefight.

The state’s commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan,who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said at least 10 of the bandits were killed.

Mr Aruwan said the security agents also rescued a hostage identified as Abubakar Usman during the operation.

“In the course of the gun duel, 10 of the bandits were eliminated while several others escaped with gunshot injuries,” he said.

Mr Aruwan said the rescued hostage, Mr Usman, who had been kidnapped in a neighbouring state and was being held by bandits in the area, was being debriefed after his rescue.

“The bandits who managed to escape left behind several motorcycles, one revolver, mobile phones, torchlights and some charms. One of the sheds used by the bandits to hold hostages was burnt,” the statement said

Mr Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai commended the security forces for taking out the notorious bandits, adding that the governor wishes the troops and personnel more success in the ongoing operations across the state.

“Furthermore, the government is appealing to residents of Fatika general area to report to security agencies anyone found seeking medical attention for questionable injuries on these numbers: 09034000060 and 08170189999.

“All information received will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, the government official said.

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