Bandit arrested by Nigerian Troops after failed attack

The bandit, namely, Yusuf Aliyu, was arrested after a failed attempt on an attack against a community in kaduna.

According to a statement signed by Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, an identified group of gunmen invaded some fields in the Magamiya village of Zangon Kataf local government area

Troops responded to a distress call from residents and repelled the attackers after a gunfight.

One of the gunmen, namely, Yusuf Aliyu, was captured, and detained for questioning and further investigation.

A resident of the village, was hit by a stray bullet and required immediate medical attention.

The attack precedes a series of attacks that killed at least 25 people.

Armed groups attacked Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages in Kauru local government area of the state on Monday, August 2.

Three people were also injured, and a total of 63 houses were burnt, and 68 farms destroyed.

Kaduna is one of the worst affected by banditry in the northern region.

Bandits have terrorized communities, 937 people were murdered, and 1,972 were kidnapped in the state last year.

A security report by the government last month showed at least 545 people have been killed, and 1,723 kidnapped between January and June 2021

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