In Kaduna, troops arrest 2 bandits

NEWS DIGEST – Troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven, in conjunction with troops of the Defence Headquarters Special Forces, have arrested two suspected bandits between Ungwan Wakili and Zango Urban in Zango Kataf local government area.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday.

According to the statements, the two suspects, Abdulhameed Abubakar Bala and Abubakar Abdulhameed Garba, were arrested following a tip off, in connection with their alleged involvement in a series of attacks on Gora Gan, Damkasuwa, Zonzon and Kwaku in December 2020.

The suspects are in the troops’ custody undergoing preliminary investigation.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the report with gratitude, and commended the troops for their relentless work in apprehending the suspects. He urged them to ensure a comprehensive investigation,” the statement added.