The Nigerian police have engaged some gunmen suspected to be bandits in gunbattle in Kaduna state.
The Police Command in a statement on Thursday said its operatives foiled attempt to kidnap six travelers along Buruku-Birnin Gwari road after a gun battle with a large number of criminal bandits who attempted to abduct them.
Spokesperson for Kaduna Police Command ASP Mohammed Jalige, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday
According to the police spokesperson, the kidnappers blocked the road and attempted to abduct travelers.
“Criminal bandits in large number had blocked some commuters at Kwanan Janruwa along Buruku-Birnin Gwari road and were shooting sporadically in their desperate move to whisk away the occupant of the vehicles.
“Upon receipt of the information, men and logistics were quickly mobilised and dispatched to the location alongside other sister security agencies, where a serious gun battle ensued.
“The security agencies were able to force the bandits to retreat and flee into the forest with varying degrees of injuries, while the six victims were rescued unharmed,” he added.
He said the operation led to the recovery of two vehicles, a Golf 2 car with registration number AR 73 MKA and a Golf 3 sedan, registered DKA 241 XA.
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“The victims were taken to the station, profiled and subsequently reunited with their loved ones.
“However, more effort is in place to checkmate bandits hibernating around the axis to guarantee the safety of road users,” the command spokesman said.