Armed bandits open fire on van, injure 2 occupants in Kaduna


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The Kaduna State Government says security agencies have reported an attack by armed bandits on a van with two occupants at the Kurmin Idon axis of the Kaduna-Kachia road in Kajuru local government area.

The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this in a Wednesday statement.

According to the report, the driver of the van ran into a barricade set up by the bandits, who opened fire on the moving vehicle.

Both occupants were then hit by shots on the arm.

Aruwan said that the injured victims, Samson Maikano and Monday Wisdom, were assisted by security agencies and community leaders who got them to a hospital for comprehensive medical attention.

“Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanks the community leaders and security agencies for coming to the aid of the injured victims, and prayed for their quick and full recovery.

“Security agencies are sustaining patrols in the general area,” the statement further read.

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