- The Abuja-Kaduna road is still not as safe as being projected, Senator Sani has said
- The Kaduna lawmaker said people prefer to use the train rather than the road
Senator Shehu Sani has hinted that nobody believes the Abuja-Kaduna road is safe in spite of Operation Puff Adder launched to tackle the problem of insecurity on the road.
In a couple of tweets on his page on Monday, April 15, written in Pidgin, the Kaduna lawmaker said people who ply the route prefer to take the train ride rather than take the road because of insecurity.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force said it killed nine suspected members of a notorious armed robbery gang at Akilbu forest , off Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
A statement by the force spokesman, Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of police, on Sunday, April 14, in Abuja, said this followed an exchange of gun fire between the police and members of the gang on April 10.
Mba said that items recovered from the robbers include: six Ak47 rifles;one pump action gun; 1,206 rounds of Ak47 ammunition; seven magazines; 28 cartridges and 158 expended shells.
He said the items were recovered from them by police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to the area.
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Mba said one policeman sustained gunshot wound and was presently receiving treatment in a hospital.
He said that efforts were being intensified to arrest two members of the gang who escaped with gunshot wounds.
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