- Another ugly incident has been averted in Kaduna state as troops of the Nigerian Army foiled bandits attack in Igabi LGA
- This was confirmed by the state's commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan
- Aruwan who has met with the leaders of the affected community emphasised the need for them to collaborate with security agencies to avoid further attacks
Nigerian soldiers have foiled an attack by some bandits on Sabon Birni community in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state on Saturday night, November 21.
Channels TV reported that the state's commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made this known, citing military sources.
The commissioner commended the troops for successfully foiling the coordinated attacks.
The newspaper reported that bandits had earlier killed no fewer than 11 people when they recently attacked the local government.
However, the latest attack was met by soldiers' superior firepower, with some of them escaping with bullet wounds.
Nevertheless, the residents of the area are yet to overcome the shock and are demanding the deployment of more security personnel to the community.
The commissioner who met with the community leaders urged them to collaborate with the security agencies for better security.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the red chamber, Mallam Uba Sani, has attributed the rate of bandit attacks and kidnappings in the state to the deplorable condition of federal roads, especially on Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria roads.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that the senator expressed anger over the delay in rehabilitation of the roads during a town hall meeting of stakeholders on the rehabilitation of Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano dual carriageway.
Speaking on the renewed wave of attacks on communities in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of the state and the repeated bandit hold-ups along the Kaduna-Abuja road, Senator Sani called for an immediate end to non-state actors holding the nation to ransom.
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