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Kaduna: Bandits kill 1, injure 3 in Zangon Kataf LG

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Some gunmen have attacked a recreational joint at Wawan Rafi village in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area in Kaduna State, killing one and injuring three others.

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The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, the deceased is identified as John Isah while three injured others are: Fidelix Jacob, Abraham Isah and Philemon Adamu.

Mr Aruwan disclosed that two suspects, Malachi Akut and Gabas Gaje, were arrested pending further interrogation, but were freed following the aid of some individuals.

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The statement said: “While the troops were trailing the bandits, an irate mob comprising youths and some individuals launched a violent protest and forcibly freed the arrested suspects from custody, aiding their escape.”

Mr Aruwan also revealed that two-AK 47 rifles with over 43 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

The commissioner added that Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness at the attack, praying for the repose of the soul of the dead, while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

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“The Governor frowned at the disruption of security operations and further directed security agencies to proceed with thorough investigations into the attack and subsequent protests.

“Investigations into the incidents are in progress,” he added.

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