Security operatives comprising military and the police have successfully repelled armed bandit attack on motorists plying the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that some gunmen had opened fire on motorists near Olam Feeds Company on Friday afternoon, injuring dozens before security operatives arrived at the scene.
Briefing newsmen at the scene of the incident, the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the injured victims were first treated at Olam Feeds Clinic before being referred to a specialist hospital for comprehensive medical attention.
According to him, security forces – both ground and air – are presently pursuing remnants of the armed bandits in the adjoining forest.
Mr Aruwan said Governor Nasir El-Rufai had commended the security operatives for their “uncommon courage and bravery” in repelling the armed bandits.
“Malam El-Rufai who wished the injured personnel and motorists speedy recovery, also praised medical personnel at the Olam Clinic for stabilizing the injured.
“According to the Governor, the Kaduna State Government will continue to partner with security agencies in the battle against bandits and criminals.
“The security agencies will give a comprehensive briefing after the clearance operation in the general area,” Mr Aruwan said.